The Last Of His Tribe : Storyline
The Last Of His Tribe, 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.
A touchingly sad story about a lone Indian and his friendship with a generous white man.
A true story, every way good!
The Last Of His Tribe, This is a true story. It is more emotional than a soap opera and, yet, unflinchingly genuine.
Just as was depicted in this film, Ishii stumbled into a white man’s barn near Oroville, California, in 1911. He later told Kroeber that he expected nothing but death. Graham Greene’s portrayal of a soft-spoken primitive gentleman is delightful. Greene’s Ishii speaks English only after a fashion.
If you have the time, look up Kroeber’s story of Ishii in the “Handbook of California Indians”.