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The Last of His Tribe (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 28 March 1992
Ishi, the last Yahi Indian of California, must leave his homeland and learn to navigate the world of the white man in order to survive.

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Harry Hook
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Voight ... Alfred Kroeber
Graham Greene ... Ishi
David Ogden Stiers ... Dr. Saxton Pope
Jack Blessing ... Tom Waterman
Anne Archer ... Henriette Kroeber
Daniel Benzali ... Mr. Whitney
Christianne Hauber Christianne Hauber ... Miss Edna Block
Charles Martinet ... Assistant Museum Director
Carl D. Parker Carl D. Parker ... Sheriff Weber
Angela Paton ... Mrs. Gustafson
Benne Alder Benne Alder ... Mrs. Whatley
Marie Bain Marie Bain ... Nurse
Loryn Barlese Loryn Barlese ... Ichi's Young Sister
Gilbert Bear Gilbert Bear ... Ichi's Father
Lance Brady Lance Brady ... Reporter #4
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Ishi, the last Yahi Indian of California, must leave his homeland and learn to navigate the world of the white man in order to survive.

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They murdered his people . . . stripped him of his dignity. Graham Greene is trapped in a white man's world. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den sidste kriger See more »

Filming Locations:

Modesto, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A TV movie for the HBO network. See more »

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Version of Ishi: The Last of His Tribe (1978) See more »

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A touchingly sad story about a lone Indian and his friendship with a generous white man.
6 August 2000 | by jenmac2000See all my reviews

For the record, I am not Jen, but her sister Kathleen.

I saw this movie in an English class after reading "Black Elk Speaks." It is a solemn statement about the sad plight of dying Native American tribes. Graham Greene's character is a poor hungry Native American who has lost his family and is found trying to steal food from a small farm. A kind-hearted doctor takes him in and attempts to educate him to the ways of the white man. The middle-aged native is seduced by the prosperity of this new world, and even has an unexpected encounter with a prostitute, much to the dismay of his new guardian, the doctor. But the distractions of this new world are not enough to erase the sadness of this man who has lost his family, his tribe, and his history. In a striking scene in which the native leads his new friend to the wilderness he once called home, the native sings a mournful tribal chant in remembrance of the family and tribe that was forever gone. It is an emotionally moving film for those who feel compassion for the Native American and I recommend it to viewers who enjoy a film with a message.


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