He looked upon us as sophisticated children — smart but not wise. We knew many things and much that is false. He knew nature, which is always true. His were the qualities of character that last forever. He was kind; he had courage and self-restraint, and though all had been taken from him, there was no bitterness in his heart. His soul was that of a child, his mind that of a philosopher.
-Dr. S. T. Pope
Ishi’s closest friend, in Ishi: Last of the Yahi tribe