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Museum hosts presentation, book signing

The Plumas County Museum Association invites the public to a presentation and book signing by historian and author Richard Burrill, of Chico, Friday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Plumas County Library, 445 Jackson St. in Quincy.

Burrill will be discussing and presenting selections from his new book, “Unvanquished: Ishi’s Story of Survival, Resilience, and Forgiveness,” which chronicles the significant events and challenges that befell Ishi during his first four months in the progressive and tumultuous City of San Francisco in 1911. According to Burrill, “Ishi’s story goes beyond the barriers of culture. It gives us hope. People need hope and the feeling that people still care for one another. The story gives a positive message; it teaches that differences do not have to be dividing.” 

The presentation is free and all are welcome. Copies of “Unvanquished” are available for purchase at the Plumas County Museum and will be available at the event.

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For more information, contact the Plumas County Museum at (530) 283-6320. 

About Richard Burrill

A life-long educator, Richard Burrill has authored and published seven books on the life and times of Ishi, the last member of California’s Yahi tribe. Relying on primary sources for his investigations, Burrill combines careful scholarship and skillful writing to drive his narratives. Burrill’s longtime study of, association with, and interest in the ethnohistory of indigenous cultures has resulted in his many works on Ishi and other historical topics. As a scholar of Ishi and northern California history, he is known for his thorough investigation of the Ishi story and is considered the ultimate authority on the subject, said Plumas County Museum Director Paul Russell.

For more information about Richard Burrill and Ishi, visit

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