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National Parks Store: Film | Ishi—The Last Yahi


Ishi—the Last Yahi chronicles the unforgettable story of Ishi, the last survivor of the Yahi tribe.

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Ishi–the Last Yahi chronicles the unforgettable story of Ishi, the last survivor of the Yahi tribe. Following extensive massacres of American Indians in California in the 1860s and 1870s, Ishi and a handful of his tribe refused to surrender, choosing instead to live in hiding. In 1911, after 40 years and the deaths of the rest of his people, Ishi walked out of the wilderness, alone and near starvation, and into the white man’s world.

Newspapers labeled him “the last wild Indian” or “the last Stone Age man in North America.” To the public he was an exotic curiosity, but for young anthropologist Alfred Kroeber, Ishi’s arrival was a scientific windfall. The two became friends, and Ishi provided Kroeber with insight into the traditions and language of the Yahi tribe.

Run time: 60 mins.

Showings at 12 PM & 2 PM.



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Event Tags: American Indian, California, culture, educational, film, free, history, Native American

Date:
Wednesday, August 17
Time:
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free
To reserve seats, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.

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