Some months ago, we’d written about a little shrine to Ishi, the last of the Yahi tribe, in a small cave along a trail in the beautiful Sutro Cloud Forest. There’d been a little picture of him, and some offerings — scented things, leaves, and a quarter with a tree on it. Then someone removed it.
Recently, walking in the forest, we found the shrine renewed. There was no photograph of Ishi, this time, but a pleasing frieze of ten-cent coins gleamed from its inner wall, and tiny cairns of rocks had been built within the cave, and on its roof.