The "Last Indian"

In 1911, an American Indian called Ishi emerged from the North Californian forest after decades in hiding from Indian-hunters.

He is thought to be the last survivor from the Yahi tribe.

Ishi became a tourist attaction in San Francisco and many recordings were made of his stories and music.

Louise Hidalgo retraces Ishi's story.

PHOTO: Courtesy of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California.

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