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Butte County Sheriff: Ishi's Letter of Transfer full transcription

Butte County Sheriff

Letter of Transfer

4 September 1911

The most well-known native informant who worked with the Department was the Yana Indian who became known as Ishi. This “Letter of Transfer” makes clear the understanding between Kroeber and Butte County authorities that Ishi was to come to the Museum for purposes of linguistic research.

CU-23.1 #36.3