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Ishi: The Last of His Tribe (1978)

TV Movie | 100 min | Drama

In 1911 in Northern California, a rancher found a naked, unconscious Indian, near death, lying in his horse corral. After he was revived and brought back to health, it was eventually discovered that the Indian, named Ishi, was the last ...See moreIn 1911 in Northern California, a rancher found a naked, unconscious Indian, near death, lying in his horse corral. After he was revived and brought back to health, it was eventually discovered that the Indian, named Ishi, was the last surviving member of a small tribe called the Yahi, which had been decimated by disease, starvation and clashes with other tribes high in the mountains, and was so reclusive that none of the area's white residents, and few of its Indians, knew of their existence or had ever even heard of them. Ishi was studied and eventually befriended by a San Francisco anthropologist, who wrote a book about him, upon which this film was based. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com See less
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18 cast members
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Dennis Weaver
Prof. Benjamin Fuller Prof. Benjamin Fuller   See fewer
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Eloy Casados
Ishi - as Man (as Eloy Phil Casados) Ishi - as Man (as Eloy Phil Casados)   See fewer
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Devon Ericson
Lushi -as Teenager Lushi -as Teenager   See fewer
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Joaquín Martínez
Grandfather Grandfather   See fewer
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Geno Silva
Elder Uncle Elder Uncle   See fewer
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Joseph Runningfox
Ishi - as Teenager Ishi - as Teenager   See fewer
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Lois Red Elk
Grandmother Grandmother   See fewer
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Gregory Cruz
Timawi -as Teenager (as Gregory Norman Cruz) Timawi -as Teenager (as Gregory Norman Cruz)   See fewer
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Michael Medina
Ishi - as Boy Ishi - as Boy   See fewer
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Patricia Ganera
Lushi - as Girl Lushi - as Girl   See fewer
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Eddie Marquez
Timawi -as Boy Timawi -as Boy   See fewer
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Dennis Dimster
Tad Fuller Tad Fuller   See fewer
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Wayne Heffley
Sheriff Lockhart Sheriff Lockhart   See fewer
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Peter Brandon
Dr. Robbins Dr. Robbins   See fewer
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Missy Gold
Little Girl Little Girl   See fewer
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Jay W. MacIntosh
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6.9 / 10 | 53 votes