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Thu, Aug 25, 2005

Ishi's Wilderness, part 1

Posted at 09:00 /shows/wild_places [link [Bookmark Link]]
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[Ira Jacknis and Ishi's artifacts]
This wild places program is part one of Steve’s exploration of the mysterious Ishi Wilderness. This wilderness is in the Lassen National Forest, in northeastern California.

Steve learns about Ishi from Ira Jacknis, the Research Anthropologist from the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley. He tells the story of Ishi, for whom the wilderness is named, and talks about how he lived. (Ishi’s life was best documented in a book, Ishi in Two Worlds: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America, by Theordora Kroeber. There is also an excellent documentary available on video.)

Steve calls the Lassen National Forest to find out about visiting the wilderness. In part two, he’ll report on his trip there, and in the process discover another mystery.


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