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Schiele Staff: Ishi and Hero Figure

schiele staff: And as he integrated into his new surroundings, the man known as Ishi' would go on to become an early 20th century celebrity, popularized as the last wild Indian in North America, according to NOW Magazine. That remarkable story will be the subject of a special program at 3 p.m. Two entirely different worlds dramatically came face to face with one another. Sunday at the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia. Schiele staff have worked painstakingly to create a detailed mannequin modeled after an iconic photo of Ishi from 1915, just a few months before he died from tuberculosis. It will coincide with Ishi being introduced as a new cultural hero figure within the museum's Henry Hall of the American Indian. ( As reported in the news.