Originally Posted by redsmetz
When I was a kid in Jr. High, I read a book about the last member of a primitive California tribe who stepped in to the modern world in 1911. His name was Ishi and he was a member of the Yahi tribe - lived at a university until he died of TB in 1916.
Ishi... only the last because he hid from the Padres that chased all the Indians into the mountains... all that didn't want to convert that is.
Ishi is an institution in California, California Indians were pretty much wiped out by the time the Gold Rush started, mostly because of Spanish expansion a couple of hundred of years prior... those tribes are never mentioned like the the upper midwest tribes, most of because they were few and peaceful.
But they still fell to the hordes of newcomers