Ishi's Brain: In Search of Americas Last

Ishi's Brain: In Search of Americas Last "Wild" Indian

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by Orin Starn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393326985

ISBN-13: 9780393326987

Pub. Date: 06/17/2005

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

From the mountains of California to a forgotten steel vat at the Smithsonian, this "eloquent and soul-searching book" (Lit) is "a compelling account of one of American anthropology's strangest, saddest chapters" (Archaeology).
After the Yahi were massacred in the mid-nineteenth century, Ishi survived alone for decades in the mountains of northern California,

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From the mountains of California to a forgotten steel vat at the Smithsonian, this "eloquent and soul-searching book" (Lit) is "a compelling account of one of American anthropology's strangest, saddest chapters" (Archaeology).
After the Yahi were massacred in the mid-nineteenth century, Ishi survived alone for decades in the mountains of northern California, wearing skins and hunting with bow and arrow. His capture in 1911 made him a national sensation; anthropologist Alfred Kroeber declared him the world's most "uncivilized" man and made Ishi a living exhibit in his museum. Thousands came to see the displaced Indian before his death, of tuberculosis. Ishi's Brain follows Orin Starn's gripping quest for the remains of the last of the Yahi.

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ISBN-13:
9780393326987
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/17/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,204,029
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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