Audio / Video

Excerpt From Cylinder 14-1679: Description of Fishing Filtered

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Description

An excerpt from a recording of Ishi describing fishing. The raw audio was produced using the optical scanning method and then filtered using commercial audio processing software.

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Title

Excerpt From Cylinder 14-1679: Description of Fishing Filtered

Published

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, September 1, 1911

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Note

Ishi (c. 1861 – March 25, 1916) was a native Californian from the Yahi tribe, and the last surviving member of his culture. “Ishi” is Yahi for man, and was the name given to him by Kroeber and his colleagues. Ishi became acquainted with Alfred Kroeber in 1911, after being discovered in Oroville and brought back to San Francisco. During his time at the UC anthropology museum, he was recorded on 148 wax cylinders totaling 5 hours and 41 minutes. As the last member of his tribe, his wax cylinder recordings are important tools for researching the lost Yahi language.

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