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Ishi: The Last of His Tribe (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  20 December 1978 (USA)
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In 1911 in Northern California, a rancher found a naked, unconscious Indian, near death, lying in his horse corral. After he was revived and brought back to health, it was eventually ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Prof. Benjamin Fuller
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Ishi - as Man (as Eloy Phil Casados)
Devon Ericson ...
Lushi -as Teenager
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Grandfather
Geno Silva ...
Elder Uncle
Joseph Runningfox ...
Ishi - as Teenager
Lois Red Elk ...
Grandmother
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Timawi -as Teenager (as Gregory Norman Cruz)
Arliene Nofchissey Williams ...
Mother
Michael Medina ...
Ishi - as Boy
Patricia Ganera ...
Lushi - as Girl
Eddie Marquez ...
Timawi -as Boy
Dennis Dimster ...
Tad Fuller
Wayne Heffley ...
Sheriff Lockhart
Peter Brandon ...
Dr. Robbins
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In 1911 in Northern California, a rancher found a naked, unconscious Indian, near death, lying in his horse corral. After he was revived and brought back to health, it was eventually discovered that the Indian, named Ishi, was the last surviving member of a small tribe called the Yahi, which had been decimated by disease, starvation and clashes with other tribes high in the mountains, and was so reclusive that none of the area's white residents, and few of its Indians, knew of their existence or had ever even heard of them. Ishi was studied and eventually befriended by a San Francisco anthropologist, who wrote a book about him, upon which this film was based. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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7 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie but I've seen the documentary. The main culprit of their extinction was genocide by the white population incl. disease and starvation. However, why is it in the plot summary it says they clash with other tribes which sounds like it lead to their ultimate demise. If this is how the movie is, then it's another Hollywood propaganda sensitizing the truth. The Yahi was exterminated by white people, by the time of Ishi feuding tribes were unheard of because they've been eradicated by that time. So, I wonder how many flaws and false information are in this movie.

Also, Ishi wasn't found on a horse. He was found hiding in a barn and the owner pushed him down in fear.


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