Ishi: The Last Yahi

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Originally recorded in 1911 and 1915, these remastered recordings feature Ishi, speaking and singing in his native language for Professor A.E. Kroeber's wax cylinder machine. Ishi was the last surviving member of the Yahi who was found in 1911 and taken to the University of California Anthropology Museum in San Francisco. Bernie Krause recently de-noised the original recordings, providing an exceptional window through which we can sense the spiritual symmetries of Ishi's life and his haunting presence.