Ishi


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Ishi

(ĭsh`ī), in the Bible. 1, 2 Judahites. 3 Manassite. 4 Simeonite whose sons fought at Mt. Seir. 5 The name Ishi with the meaning "my husband" is a name of God in a prophecy.

Ishi

(?1860–1916) Yahi tribesman; born near Mt. Lassen, Calif. The sole survivor of his tribe, he was found half dead in 1911 and taken to live at the Museum of Anthropology in Berkeley, Calif. He was the subject of a book by Alfred Kroeber and renowned as the "last of the Stone Age people" in North America.
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Gerald Vizenor, Ishi and the Wood Ducks: Postindian Trickster Comedies, in Native American Literature: A Brief Introdiction and Anthology, ed.
Meanwhile, Ishi said the subcommittee also agreed to simplify the liquor tax structure, but that panel members were still divided over ways to do it, including how best to raise taxes on so-called third-category beer, an alcoholic beverage that is drawing strong demand due to lower tax rates.
Ishi said the commission, an advisory panel to the prime minister, had recommended review of the special revenues in the past.
Against this background Professor Ishi has produced his discussion which he divides into three parts.
Moreover, the saga raises questions about how much can ever really be known about Ishi, a man who has attained near-mythic status among anthropologists, Native Americans, and others, especially in California.
The tax reductions were introduced ''with the promise of abolishing them when economic activity improves,'' Ishi said.
Here Ishi lived, performing janitorial services for pocket money as well as becoming a live exhibit were he demonstrated his skills at chipping arrowheads, making bows and arrows, and so on.
In 1911, Ishi wandered out of California's Sierra Nevada and into American legend.
Marco, 37, who opened the pounds 2 million Titanic restaurant-bar in London's West End last month, is employing Japanese-born Mr Ishi to hand-deliver his mail.
That object was a tsuki no ishi, or moonrock, plucked the year before by the Apollo 11 astronauts.
At ISHI, Enriquez will update his remarkably astute predictions from a decade ago, discussing the dramatic changes the world can expect over the next ten years as a result of the decoding of the human genome--an event he compares to the discovery of America with respect to how dramatically it will change the world.
This was Northern California's famed Ishi Country, one of the roughest and brushiest chunks of real estate in North America.