[Having survived Three Knolls Massacre in 1865, Ishi and the other remaining Yahi] went into hiding for the next 40 years. In the fall of 1908 a group of surveyors came across the camp of an elderly woman, elderly man, and young girl. The latter two fled and the former hid herself in blankets to avoid detection, because she was sick and could not run. The surveyors ransacked the camp and took everything. The elderly woman, Ishi's mother, and other relatives soon died and Ishi was the last of his tribe. Being starved and having nowhere else to go, Ishi walked into the white man's world. . .
Ishi means "man" in Yana. . . When asked his actual name, he said: "I have none, because there were no people to name me."
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