Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Help create an ISHI Stamp
Ishi was the last indigenous person in Northern California to have lived completely outside of the European American culture. A petition drive spearheaded by author, Richard Burrill, seeks the U.S. Postal Service's official endorsement for an ISHI STAMP to be issued to commemorate Ishi (born about 1854, died 1916) for sale August 23, 2011. Ishi’s family and tribe, whose traditional homeland was in northeastern California, had been victims of decades of genocide initiated by European settlers. He alone was left to face the world. On that date 100 years previously, Ishi walked out of the "aboriginal world" into the Twentieth Century. Ishi has become the most written about California Indian in U.S. history.
VISIT THIS SITE TO SIGN THE PETITION: http://www.ishifacts.com/stamp.html
What other historical figures do you think deserve a stamp?
Posted by MikeO at 7:49 AM