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Ishi’s Life: A California Genocide Primer
Mark R. Day
Ishi’s life is a window through which one can view the ugliest period of California history: the mass slaughter and displacement of more than 100,000 Native Californians...
‘Still Exploiting Him’: Remembering Ishi, the ‘Last Wild Indian in California’
Mark R. Day
One hundred years ago, on March 25, 1916, Ishi, who many called the “last wild Indian in California,” died a painful death of tuberculosis in his room at the Phoebe Hearst Museum o...
Native History: Ishi Emerges from Mountains and Enters the White World
This Date in Native History: The year was 1911, and it was a brutally hot day in Northern California, when a traditional Yana man in his 50s with his hair singed short entered the ...
2012 Retrospective: November
Take a look back at November 2012's biggest stories from the pages of our weekly magazine, This Week From Indian Country Today ...
University of California Student Brings Young Women’s Flower Dances Into the Spotlight
When Cutcha Risling Baldy started menstruating as an adolescent, she preferred to keep her body’s development private, but her mother surprised her by acting happy and celebratory...
Provocative, Misleading Play About Ishi Opens Wounds From California Genocide
In 1911, when Ishi emerged from his Northern California tribe’s ancestral homeland, he was alone, around 50 years old and his hair was cut, possibly because he was mourning his fam...
100 Years Ago in Indian Country
In 1912… Jim Thorpe , Sac and Fox, won the gold medal in both the pentathlon and decathlon at the Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden...
Native American Reporter Tells Story of Ishi
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Ishi , or the man known as "the last wild Indian in North America." Ishi was a Yana from the Deer Creek area, about 150 miles northeast of ...
Ishi Still Teaches Native American Cultural Lessons After 100 Years
Barry Bergman, University of California Berkeley, NewsCenter
They came both to bury Ishi — at least the outdated notion of Ishi prevalent in pop culture — and to praise him...
The Two Worlds of Ishi at the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
Pictured from left, are Sam Batwi (Northern/Central Yana Indian), Dr. A.L. Kroeber (University of California Anthropologist), and Ishi (Yahi or Southern Yana Indian), 1911...
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