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    Ishi In Two Worlds Summary

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    California town of Oroville in 1911 after being captured. Written by Theodora Kroeber—UC Berkeley graduate, writer, anthropologist, and wife of Alfred Kroeber (leading anthropologist during the time, and one of Ishi’s close friend) – the book delivers a humane study, and the valid, realistic past history which in turn explains the treatment of Ishi’s people. Among some of Theodora Kroeber’s works are her first book, The Inland Whale (1959), a collection of California Indian myths, and Alfred Kroeber, a Personal Configuration, which, for anthropologists, remains an astonishing accomplishment (Mandelbaum 238). Ishi in Two Worlds stands as the “most widely read book on American Indian subject and one of the most generally known books on the basis of anthropological observations” (Mandelbaum 237). The piece marks Ishi’s completed trip out of Stone Age into the Iron Age. Ishi in Two Worlds is made up of ten chapters following a chronological order. The book overall is divided into two sections-- Part One: Ishi the Yahi, and Part Two: Mister Ishi. In Part One, Kroeber paints the realistic picture of…

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    During the middle of the night, a dog-like animal catches Dr. Montague’s and Luke’s attention and they follow it out into the garden. At the same time, Eleanor and Theodora stay in the room and hear loud banging at the door as if a monster is going to “eat them” (98). Dr. Montague states, “When Luke and I are called outside, and you two are kept imprisoned inside, doesn’t it begin to seem that the intention is, somehow, to separate us?” (99). Hill House purposely separates the ladies from the…

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    An Analysis Of May's Lion

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    Lindsay Hall Eng 122 Professor Coley September 6 2015 May’s Lion Analyzed The Author of the short story Mays’ Lion Ursula Le Guin was born in Berkeley, California, the child of the renowned anthropologist Alfred L. Kroeber and Theodora Kroeber who was a well-known author. In 1951 Ursula studied, and received a B.A. at Radcliffe College. She then received an M.A. at Columbia University in 1952. After being awarded the Fulbright Fellowship, she traveled abroad for a year to study in Paris. While…

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    Kroeber tells a story of Ishi, a young boy from the Yahi. Due to conflict with the white ranchers and a lack of resources, the Yahi tribe was reduced to raiding and stealing livestock to survive. After a couple of deaths of nearby settlers and Indians, a man named Robert Anderson organized a group of men to hunt down the tribesmen. The manhunt was placed on the tribe even though nothing had been proven. The majority of Yahi tribe was murdered with Ishi and his mother being survivors. Kroeber…

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