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Published by California University Press, Cambridge University Press in Berkeley, CA, London .
Written in English


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Statementby E. W. Gifford.
SeriesAnthropological records -- vol.14, no.4
The Physical Object
Pagination261-318p. :
Number of Pages318
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18327001M

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Central Sierra Miwok is a nearly extinct Native American language of central California, closely related to the other Miwok languages (spoken from Marin to Yosemite) and ultimately a member of the widespread Penutian family of the west coast of North America. The Sierra Miwok got salt and obsidian from groups on the east side of the Sierras, and shells from those living on the sea coast. Baskets and bows and arrows were traded between groups. CEREMONIES. Some Miwok ceremonies were connected with religious practices. For these, special robes and feather headdresses were used.   What Is known About The Yosemite Miwok. When looking at the book “Legends of the Yosemite Miwoks” written by Craig Bates we Paiutes noticed that there was no mention of the original Paiutes who lived in Yosemite. There could not be any “Yosemite Miwok Legends” without the . The Miwok were hunter-gatherers in the Sierra Nevada foothills when the gold rush overwhelmed them in the mid-nineteenth century. By World War I decades of violence, disease, and poverty had reduced the Miwok to souls scraping by on the social and economic fringes of Anglo society. In twenty more years, Miwok culture had nearly vanished/5(4).

There was an older book that was done and it not biased. This book had been "revised" by an employee of the Yosemite National Park who was married to a Central Miwok woman. The cover was changed. The older booklet had a photo of Maggie "Taboose" Howard who worked tirelessly to preserve the culture of the Yosemite and Mono Lake Paiute people/5(2).   In his book, Legends of the Yosemite Miwok, page , Craig Bates worte about Dr. Lafayette Houghton Bunnell “But much of what is known about the Yosemite Miwok at that time is derived from this [his] work”. A perfect example were the local tribes, mostly Miwok, which are associated with our region. Wikipedia gives an overview The Miwok Indians are a tribe of Native Americans who lived primarily in Northern California, and most of their tribal ancestors are still in that region today. Miwok Lineages and the Political Unit in Aboriginal California. In The California Indians: A Source Book, edited by R. F. Heizer and M. A. Whipple, pp. – University of California Press, Berkeley. Gifford, E. W. Central Miwok Ceremonies. University of .

This category contains pages that are part of the Miwok (Central Sierra) book. If a page of the book isn't showing here, please add text {{BookCat}} to the end of the page concerned. You can view a list of all subpages under the book main page (not including the book main page itself), regardless of whether they're categorized, here. Tribal offices, Tribal Land, Avenida Central, La Grange, Ca. The California Valley Miwok Tribe held the March USDA Distribution on Monday the 16th, March continued to be a very good month for the tribe not just through this service but also politically and legally as the tribe continues to make great strides in protecting its. Miwok Name. Miwok (pronounced MEE-wock or MEE-wuk).The name is derived from míwûk, the Central Miwok word for “people.” It is sometimes spelled Me-Wuk, Mewuk, or Meewoc. The Lake Miwok called themselves kóca, which also means “people”; they referred to themselves as Pomo, however, when they spoke English.. Location. The Coast Miwok and the Lake Miwok were the northern members of the large Miwok group, most of whom lived inland, from the Sacramento River delta to the Sierra Nevada mountains. It was Coast Miwok people whom Sir Francis Drake met in when he explored along the California coast.