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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 ...
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...