Ishi: Last of His Tribe - Chapter 2: “The Cave,” Part 2 Summary & Analysis

Theodora Kroeber
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As Chapter 2: “The Cave” continues, Ishi makes his way back to Tuliyani. Tushi is almost to Black Rock on the ninth day after Ishi and Timawi left, looking along the trail for them. Upon seeing Ishi returning alone and with his long hair burned off, she knows someone dear to him has died. Ishi asks where Elder Uncle is, and sends Tushi back to the village as he goes toward the creek to speak with him. Ishi’s family mourns for Timawi, and never again speaks his name.

Ishi continues to hunt for a new home for his People, and finally finds an abandoned grizzly bear cave in the side of a canyon. He takes Elder Uncle, Mother, and Tushi to the cave while Grandmother and Grandfather stay in Tuliyani. When they return, they tell the grandparents about the new home, and Tushi...

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