Ishi: The Last of His People (Picture Story Biography)

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Recounts the life of Ishi, sole survivor of a small band of Yahi Indians, who was found in 1911 near Oroville, California

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Grade 2-5-- Ishi was a Yahi Indian who lived in northern California. His ``people'' consisted of five individuals--all that remained of the tribe after decades of persecution by white Americans. By 1911, Ishi was the sole survivor. Starving and mourning for his dead family, he was found surrounded by a pack of dogs at a slaughterhouse in Oroville, California. Eventually he came to live in the Museum of Anthropology at the University of California. Petersen gives an adequate overview of the man's last years, drawing exclusively from Theodora Kroeber's authoritative biography, Ishi in Two Worlds (University of California, 1961). Sentences are short and easy to read, the type is large, and black-and-white photographs appear on almost every page. However, this straightforward presentation doesn't really convey the tragedy of Ishi's story, and readers may not grasp the sorrow of being the last of an entire nation to survive. --Lisa Mitten, University of Pittsburgh, PA
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