Ishi in Two Worlds
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: April 2009
Duration: 10 hours 50 minutes
The life story of Ishi, the last Yahi Indian, lone survivor of an exterminated tribe, is unique in the annals of North American anthropology. Ishi stumbled into the twentieth century on the morning of August 29, 1911, when, desperate with hunger and terrified of the white murderers of his family, he was found in the corral of a slaughterhouse near Oroville, California. Finally identified as a Yahi by an anthropologist, Ishi was brought to San Francisco by Professor T. T. Waterman and lived there the rest of his life under the care and protection of Alfred Kroeber and the staff of the University of California's Museum of Anthropology.
"One of the most moving, tragic and ultimately triumphant human stories I have ever read....If you read no other book this year, you must read this one. "-Los Angeles Times