Miwok

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Etymology[edit]

Miwok means "the people" in the native Utian language.

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Miwok

  1. A linguistic group of indigenous people, native to central California.
  2. The Utian (Penutian) languages spoken by these groups.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1925, Kroeber, Alfred, Handbook of Indians of California, Washington, D.C: Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin No. 78. (Chapter 30):
    "The Miwok pound acorns with pestles...."

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References[edit]

  • 1925, Kroeber, Alfred L. Handbook of the Indians of California. Washington, D.C: Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin No. 78. (Chapter 30, The Miwok); available at Yosemite Online Library.
  • 1976, Cook, Sherburne, The Conflict Between the California Indian and White Civilization. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1976. ISBN 0-520-03143-1.
  • 2004/6, Access Genealogy.com, Indian Tribal records, Miwok Indian Tribe (Online).