Ishi, the Last Yahi


DSC04144Watch this amazing, sobering documentary on a California Native American. State-approved massacre’s of the Yahi people killed off most of his tribe but he survived. Rayna Green, Director of Native American studies at the Smithsonian, said of society once Ishi entered the scene, “The focus was on the disappearance, not the survival [of the Yahi].” But, at the end of the film, over 150,000 California Natives were reported to still live there. Resilience. Perseverance. It’s amazing considering all the terrible things done to the Native American people.