New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe beginning May 18: "Native American Portraits," exhibit includes historical images by Edward S. Curtis, Karl Moon, and others. This image: Woman and child, Jemez Pueblo, N.M., ca. 1912, by Jesse Nusbaum. Glass negative. Palace of the Governors Photo Archives 61712.
On August 29, 1911, a Native man who spoke an unknown language wandered into an Oroville slaughterhouse and was arrested by the sheriff before being placed under the care of professors T.T. Waterman and Alfred Kroeber in San Francisco. Called “Ishi,” the Yahi word for “man,” he proved to be an invaluable resource, providing information about his previously unknown tribe until his death in 1916 from tuberculosis.