Ishi: Last of His Tribe Essay | Essay

Theodora Kroeber
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A Last Trace of the Yahi

Summary: This essay is about the Native American, Ishi, who's tribe was attacked by white men, leaving Ishi, his mother, and a few other members of the tribe as the sole remaining Yahis. Three years later, Ishi and his few other tribe members were discovered, which lead to Ishi taken to be a star museum exhibit and became known worldwide.
In 1908, the Native American named Ishi was living with his family. His tribe, the Yahi, were attacked by white men. Ishi's father as well as many other Yahi was killed. Luckily Ishi and his mother escaped and went into hiding with few other Yahi survivors. When surveyors came upon Ishi and the few remaining Yahi, his mother was ill and she was rolled up in a blanket. Surveyors callously stole everything the tribe had to survive including his mother's blanket. Treatment of the Yahi tribe could have been less cruel if the surveyors had only treated the Yahi as people rather than barbaric subhuman. Three years later when Ishi, the last of his tribe, was discovered, he was initially sent to Orville, California where he stayed in jail. There, people flocked to see him. Then Ishi was sent to San Francisco by train where the scientist Dr. Krober...

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