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ISHI : Last of His Tribe

by Kroeber, Theodora

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Berkeley, CA: Parnassus Press, 1964. EX-LIB/UNCIRCULATED Copy. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Illustrated yellow linen boards/NF. DJ/VG; price-clipped w/nips, chips, closed tears & small losses to edges; front inner flap pasted to front cover verso, rear cover inner flap w/paste down shadow to rear cover verso. The story of the world order of Ishi (ca. 1860 - 1916), thought to be the last Native American in Northern California to have lived most of his life without contact with Euro-American culture. Ishi literally means "man" in Yahi. This account is by Theodora Kroeber (1897 - 1979), wife of anthropologist husband, Alfred L. Kroeber (1876 - 1960) who studied the Yahi extensively.; the work was published a year after Alfred Kroeber's death. Strong copy less dust jacket. Strong copy.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Ruth Robbins (Illustrator).

In the early 1900s a small band of California Indians in the Yahi tribe lived in concealment, resisting the fate that had all but wiped out their people -- violent death by the invading gold seekers and settlers. In time, members of the small group died, until there remained a single survivor -- the man who became known as Ishi. This book tells the haunting, heroic story of Ishi -- the boy, the man, the lone survivor of his tribe.


  • Seller: 100 POCKETS US (US)
  • Seller Inventory #: 009861
  • Title: ISHI : Last of His Tribe
  • Author: Kroeber, Theodora
  • Illustrator: Ruth Robbins (Illustrator)
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition, First Thus
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Parnassus Press
  • Place: Berkeley, CA
  • Date published: 1964
  • Keywords: Anthropology/Ethnology/Native American Indians/Yahi Tribe/Lassen Mountains, California
  • Bookseller catalogs: Legends/Myths/Folk Tales; Anthropology/Ethnology;


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