? - March 25
) was the name given to the last member of the Yahi tribe of California
, and means man
in the Yahi language. He left the wild on August 29
near Oroville, California
, after leaving his ancestral homeland in the foothills near Lassen Peak
. Ishi is believed to be the last Native American
to have lived completely outside the European-american culture. His story was popularized in a book by Theodora Kroeber
, wife of A.L. Kroeber
, who worked with Ishi.
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