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A more oral-historically accurate re-telling of the story of a Northern California Indian named "Ishi" by anthropologists. He was the last member of the Yahi tribe by the year 1911 and became a living museum exhibit in San Francisco until his death in 1916. Originally directed by Robert Ellis Miller, the tele-play was written by black-listed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. The film originally aired on TV in 1978. Dennis Weaver plays anthropologist Thomas Waterman.
The wind does thus when we die, our (own) wind blows; for we, who are human beings, we possess wind; we make clouds, when we die. Therefore, the wind does thus when we die, the wind makes dust, because it intends to blow, taking away our footprints, with which we had walked about while we still had nothing the matter with us. And our footprints, which the wind intends to blow away, would otherwise still lie plainly visible. For, the thing would seem as if we still lived. Therefore, the winds intends to blow, taking away our footprints.
Dia!kwain, San People
Originally posted by halfoldman
I cannot believe what I just stumbled upon!
Can it be?
A Native American who lived traditionally well into the the twentieth century?
And then in the Bronx, of all places.
One author's father claimed he knew an Indian who chose to live traditionally, even as the historians say the last Algonquin speaking natives to the New York area became extinct in the 1820s.
Fact or fraud?
Certainly illuminating, because to me "the Bronx" is something you hear in American movies for a kind of urban slum.
Was Joe Two Trees the last Algonquin around New York?