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Ishi was born circa 1861 in California however, there is no official documentation of his real date of birth.  In 1865, his family was attacked in the Three Knolls Massacre killing almost most of the tribe.

For the next 44 years Ishi and his family hid in the California wilderness.  During the California Gold Rush, all his family perished due to the miners bringing in new diseases such as smallpox and measles. 

 What you may not know about Ishi is that he was the last known member of the Yahi Indian tribe to survive.  He emerged ear the present-day foothills of Lassen Peak.  He spent the last 5 years of his life on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley.  He died in 1916 at the university.  One of his bows, five arrows, a basket of acorn meal, a boxful of shell bead money, a purse full of tobacco, three rings are all that remain of Ishi.  I looked but could not find where those artifacts are currently being stored.  Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face.

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faye schubert
Branson, MO
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I really love to learn about American Indians. If you want to talk about oppressed peoples, I put them on the top of my list.

Sep 01, 2017 04:54 AM #1
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I can't imagine losing almost all of my tribe and then being the last one standing of both my family and my tribe, James. Thank goodness for modern medicine and smallpox and measles not being diseases that are epidemic any longer.

Have a wonderful weekend, James!

Sep 01, 2017 05:14 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Sad how Indians were treated when many had no logic! Maybe many still do not to this day! Enjoy your day!

Sep 01, 2017 06:00 AM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Enjoy the holiday weekend.

Sep 01, 2017 06:14 AM #4
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I believe this is the same person that was made into a made for TV movie about. it starred Graham Greene who was in Dances with Wolves.

Sep 01, 2017 06:23 AM #5
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray very sad story this morning..... on a brighter note, I hope you get in a few rounds of golf this weekend...

Sep 01, 2017 06:57 AM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning James, 

What a very sad story you shared with us today.  And so it goes.  We wish you a delightful Labor day.  A

Sep 01, 2017 07:22 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. This is such a sad story. May his memory be for a blessing.

Sep 01, 2017 07:45 AM #8
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

And to this day we try to change the treaties.

May he rest in peace.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Sep 01, 2017 07:50 AM #9
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Sure would be interesting to find out where his belonging went.

Sep 01, 2017 08:32 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- how interesting, and to think that his family hid in the wilderness to survive. It's sad that early settlers brought in the diseases that would take his family. 

Sep 01, 2017 10:56 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - that is a sad story.  Too bad there is not more visible history of Native Americans.

Sep 01, 2017 11:12 AM #12
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James sounds to me like you need to open the lines of communication with the University and find out where the goodies are hidden:) Endre

Sep 01, 2017 06:22 PM #13
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Hi James!  Seems today you have told us a sad story of a man who lost loved ones and died at the age of 56 years.  I hope his life was happier than the story.

Sep 01, 2017 11:29 PM #14
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

We forget all the early settlers brought to nations of native Americans that was less than welcome.

Sep 02, 2017 03:49 AM #15
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

A muralist by the name of Alex Calbron, painted this image of Ishi on the side of a Sacramento building a few years ago.

Sep 02, 2017 03:36 PM #16
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