Ishi in Two Worlds: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America

By Theodora Kroeber
Foreword by Karl Kroeber
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10.78 Hours 04/24/2009 unabridged
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The life story of Ishi, the last Yahi Indian, lone survivor of an exterminated tribe, is unique in the annals of North American anthropology. Ishi stumbled into the twentieth century on the morning of August 29, 1911, when, desperate with hunger and terrified of the white murderers of his family, he was found in the corral of a slaughterhouse near Oroville, California. Finally identified as a Yahi 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. 

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Summary

Summary

The life story of Ishi, the last Yahi Indian, lone survivor of an exterminated tribe, is unique in the annals of North American anthropology. Ishi stumbled into the twentieth century on the morning of August 29, 1911, when, desperate with hunger and terrified of the white murderers of his family, he was found in the corral of a slaughterhouse near Oroville, California. Finally identified as a Yahi 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. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ishi’s story is one of the most remarkable in the annals of Indians on this continent, and Mrs. Kroeber…tells it with an integrity and insight that raises it to the level of history that is also art.” Washington Post
“One of the most moving, tragic, and ultimately triumphant human stories I have ever read…If you read no other book this year, you must read this one.” Los Angeles Times
“This magnificent biography of the lone survivor of the Yahi Indians shows man at his best.” San Francisco Examiner

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Author

Author Bio: Theodora Kroeber

Theodora Kroeber (1897–1979), wife of Alfred Louis Kroeber, is also the author of The Inland Whale and coeditor of Ishi the Last Yahi: A Documentary History.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 10.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English