The Resource American Experience: Ishi: The Last Yahi, (videorecording)

American Experience: Ishi: The Last Yahi, (videorecording)

Label
American Experience: Ishi: The Last Yahi
Title
American Experience: Ishi: The Last Yahi
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In the summer of 1911, a solitary Indian walked down from the foothills of California and into the small town of Oroville. He was the last surviving member of a small tribe called the Yahi, near starvation and spoke no known language. The Sheriff didn't know what to make of him, so he locked him in a cell for the insane and called the Bureau of Indian Affairs. At the same time, a new generation of scientists called anthropologists had been looking for a "pure" Indian, one who hadn't been contaminated by contact with a white society, in order to study old tribal ways. They heard the story of this man and received permission to take him to San Francisco for observation and study. They gave him the name "Ishi," the Yahi word for man. He became a "specimen" for the scientists, a curiosity to the public, and the press relentlessly hyped him as "the last wild Indian." A skillful blend of archival film footage, recordings of Ishi's own voice and commentaries by noted Native American scholars highlight this affecting study of how North America's indigenous population have been mythologized and exploited
Member of
Is part of
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
  • G
  • General
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genocide/The Holocaust
  • Native American/American Indian Studies
  • Television Series
  • Anthropology/Sociology/Cross-cultural Comparisons
  • Civil Rights/Discrimination/Prejudice
  • Documentaries
  • Biography (Famous Americans)
Technique
live action
Label
American Experience: Ishi: The Last Yahi, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 DVD (60 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sound,b&w and color;
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
(Medianet)27768.DV
System details
DVD
Video recording format
EIAJ (1/2 in., reel)
Label
American Experience: Ishi: The Last Yahi, (videorecording)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 DVD (60 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sound,b&w and color;
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
(Medianet)27768.DV
System details
DVD
Video recording format
EIAJ (1/2 in., reel)

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