ERIC Number: ED480169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Ishi: A Yahi Indian.
The Yahi Indians were part of a larger tribal group called the Yana. The Yahi way of life, along with the lives of many other California Indian groups, changed when European and U.S. settlers came to California. In 1872 Ishi and his family were the last of the Yahi living in the Deer Creek (California) area. By 1911 Ishi was the last surviving member of the Yahi tribe. This learning kit tells the story of Ishi's life and experiences with an unfamiliar culture beginning with his arrival in Oroville, California, in 1911. The kit is colorfully illustrated with photographs of Ishi and the artifacts he made while living at the University of California Museum of Anthropology (San Francisco, California) at the request of anthropologist, T. T. Waterman,. It contains 10 review questions (and answers) about the material on Ishi and three writing activities for students to complete. The kit has a list of vocabulary words. (BT)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Anthropology, Elementary Education, Intermediate Grades, Language Role, Social Studies, Writing Exercises
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-3712. Tel: 510-642-3682; Web site: http://hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu/. For full text: http://hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu/outreach/pdfs/ishi_teaching_kit.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California