ISBN-10:
0520271475
ISBN-13:
9780520271470
Pub. Date:
10/18/2011
Publisher:
University of California Press
Ishi in Two Worlds, 50th Anniversary Edition: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America / Edition 1

Ishi in Two Worlds, 50th Anniversary Edition: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America / Edition 1

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The life story of Ishi, the Yahi Indian, lone survivor of a doomed tribe, is unique in the annals of North American anthropology. For more than fifty years, Theodora Kroeber's biography has been sharing this tragic and absorbing drama with readers all over the world.

Ishi stumbled into the twentieth century on the morning of August 29, 1911, when, desperate with hunger and with terror of the white murderers of his family, he was found in the corral of a slaughter house near Oroville, California. Finally identified as an Indian by an anthropologist, Ishi was brought to San Francisco by Professor T. T. Waterman and lived there the rest of his life under the care and protection of Alfred Kroeber and the staff of the University of California's Museum of Anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520271470
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/18/2011
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 211,946
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Theodora Kroeber (1897–1979), wife of Alfred Louis Kroeber, is also the author of The Inland Whale (California). Karl Kroeber, son of Theodora Kroeber, is Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and coeditor, with Clifton Kroeber, of Ishi in Three Centuries (2003). Lewis Gannett was a critic for the New York Herald-Tribune.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: ISHI THE YAHI

Prologue: Outside the Slaughter House
1 Copper -colored People on a Golden Land
2 A Living People
3 A Dying People
4 Episodes in Extermination
5 The Long Concealment
6 The Yahi Disappear

PART TWO: MISTER ISHI
Prologue: Outside the Jail
7 Ishi's New World
8 Life in a Museum
9 The Craftsman
10 The Brightest Year

Epilogue: Death in a Museum
Notes
Bibliography

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