Ishi: Last of His Tribe Topics for Discussion

Theodora Kroeber
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Topic 1

How do Ishi’s and Timawi’s feelings about the slaughter of their People differ from those of the Old Ones? Why does Grandfather warn against seeking revenge on the saldu? What are examples of foreshadowing seen in Grandfather’s remarks about the white men?

Topic 2

In what ways does Ishi come to resemble his father as he grows older in the narrative? What is Ishi’s relationship like with Timawi and Elder Uncle as he grows older? By what names is Ishi known by the members of his tribe? How does Ishi come to be named by the men he befriended at the Museum of Anthropology?

Topic 3

What is significant about Ishi’s prophetic dream? Where does Ishi travel in his dream? How does this dream come to be a reality in the narrative? What dream does Majapa share with Ishi regarding the Yahi People...

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