Ishi, last of his tribe

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Bantam, 1973 - Yana Indians - 213 pages
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In the early 1900s, a small band of California Indians of the Yahi tribe resisted the fate that had all but wiped out their people, violent death at the hands of the invading white man. Throughout their final realization that they could survive only by becoming a hidden people, this tiny group held to the gentle moral and religious code of their ancestors. In time, one by one of the tribe died, until there remained a single survivor, the man who became known as Ishi.

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User Review  - thesmellofbooks - LibraryThing

I see where [[Ursula K. LeGuin]] gets her sensitive and beautiful writing style from, as well as her concern for the intricacies of culture and the tension between powerful newcomers and vulnerable ... Read full review

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User Review  - raschneid - LibraryThing

This is a must-read, although I would like to follow it up with a historical account of Ishi's life and "discovery," since this is essentially a novel and Theodora Kroeber never met Ishi. Ishi was a ... Read full review


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