Ishi in Two Worlds: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America

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$23.95  $22.03
Publisher
University of California Press
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Pages
304
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780520271470

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About the Author

Theodora Kroeber (1897-1979) was a noted anthropologist and the author of many books, including The Inland Whale. Her husband and collaborator was Alfred Louis Kroeber. Karl Kroeber (1926-2009) was Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and coeditor, with Clifton Kroeber, of Ishi in Three Centuries. He was the son of Theodora and Alfred Kroeber. Lewis Gannett (1891-1966) was a critic for the New York Herald-Tribune.

Reviews

"Let me put it to you in these terms: If you read no other book this year, you must read this one."--Los Angeles Times
"A highly original literary work and a great human story. . . . stirring and fascinating."--San Francisco Chronicle
"A book that all Americans should read."--New York Times
". . . a remarkable book. . ."--The Oregonian
"A most remarkable biography. . . . It is also a real source book of central California ethnology and a detailed record of this example of acculturation."--American Anthropologist
"The story of Ishi is indescribably sad. Theodora Kroeber has told it concisely, factually, sympathetically, and beautifully. She has avoided the excesses of pathos or condemnation to which such a story lends itself."--Ethnohistory
"One of the first widely read books to offer an unvarnished account of the near-extermination of indigenous Californians in the late 19th century. . . . it remains a staple of that state's high-school curriculum."--Chronicle of Higher Education