Ishi: Last of His Tribe - Chapter 4: “To the Edge of the World,” Part 1 Summary & Analysis

Theodora Kroeber
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Ishi continues his journey over hills he does not know. Cornered by a ring of dogs and six saldu, Ishi wonders why the men do not use their firesticks on him. Soon a wagon arrives with more saldu and a headmaster who is called “Sheriff” by the others. The sheriff speaks directly to Ishi in quiet tones and handcuffs him and points him to the wagon, helping the weakened Ishi inside. When Ishi almost falls from the lurching wagon, the sheriff removes the handcuffs, despite grumbling from the others. The wagon takes them into the main saldu village and to the sheriff’s house. There, Ishi is taken to a barred cell and offered food which he refuses. Finally, the sheriff clears the room of people and Ishi takes the food he is given. The sheriff’s helper brings...

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