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Mi·wok

 (mē′wŏk)
n. pl. Miwok or Mi·woks
1. A member of a Native American people formerly composed of numerous groups inhabiting central California from the Sierra Nevada foothills to the San Francisco Bay area, with a small present-day population in the same region.
2. Any of the Penutian languages of this people.

[Central Sierra Miwok míw·ı̷·k, people.]
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Noun1.Miwok - a member of the North American Indian people living in the central Sierra Nevada in California
Penutian - a member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Penutian languages
2.Miwok - a Penutian language spoken by the Miwok
Penutian - a family of Amerindian language spoken in the great interior valley of California
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Someone might even send a copy to the descendants of the Miwoks, who still live in California, but where they can't "ruin" nature for the environmental purists.
He gave them cloths and other gifts while the Miwoks reciprocated with tokens of seeds and a banner of black feathers.
The documents suggest that Timofei Tarakanov offered the Bodega Miwoks "three blankets, three pairs of breeches, two axes, three hoes and some beads" in exchange for access to or ownership of territory that included the future site of Fort Ross, probably in 1811.
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Paiutes from the east side of the Sierra, Miwoks from the foothills, and Ahwahneechees from the valley had a long history of intermarriage and seasonal gatherings in the valley.
The organization's goal this year is $75,000 and Tako and a small group of friends from his son's Y-Guides tribe, the Miwoks, have a friendly competition going to help raise the money.
To prevent competition from pines the Miwoks burned groves of oaks to clear out ponderosa pine seedlings.
The second portion of pain was that not one of the large teaching staff publicly demonstrated their contact with or acknowledgement of the oppressed Miwoks where their retreat now rests.
Work came to a standstill and city and county officials, an archeologist and Miwoks converged on the property in Gerstle Park, located in an older, established part of San Rafael.
At protected Heart's Desire Beach, you can spread out a picnic or take a 1/2-mile self-guided nature trail to learn how native Miwoks used plants and dug for oysters around this bay.
There are 360 petroglyphs preserved here, as well as a limestone outcropping used by the Miwoks to grind acorns.