• Ishi in Two Worlds

  • A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America
  • By: Theodora Kroeber, Karl Kroeber
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (167 ratings)

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Ishi in Two Worlds

By: Theodora Kroeber, Karl Kroeber
Narrated by: Lorna Raver
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Publisher's 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 20th 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.

©2002 Regents of the University of California (P)1996 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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"Mrs. Kroeber...tells [Ishi's story] with an integrity and insight that raises it to the level of history that is also art." (Washington Post)

"This magnificent biography...shows man at his best." (San Francisco Examiner)

"One of the most moving, tragic and ultimately triumphant human stories I have ever read." (Los Angeles Times)

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