Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

16 Nov 2001, 13:52 p.m.

Jeff might use information on Ishi, last of the Yahi,…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Jeff might use information on Ishi, last of the Yahi, in his linguistics dissertation. He mentioned this today in Russian class, which amused me for two reasons. First, the anthropologist whom we most associate with Ishi was Al Kroeber, whose daughter Ursula K. Le Guin I'll see at four when she speaks on campus. Second, the TA taught Jeff the word for tribes. Plemenya. Oh, shades of the summer!