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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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Ohlones and Coast Miwoks. Retrieved May 6, 2017 from https://www.nps.gov/goga/learn/historyculture/ohlones-and-coast-miwoks.htm
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.
As he set down to explore the land, he made contact with the local natives, the Coast Miwoks, who lived in about six villages in the area.
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.
He was able to revictual the ship with the aid of the Coast Miwoks, the natives of the area.
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.
(25) During the festivities, Chief William Fuller of the Mi-Wuks--the Miwoks were the Native American people Drake had encountered-- "revoked" the Drake claim to Nova Albion.
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.
Such California tribes as Miwoks and Maidus are represented in this handsome volume.
Tool ad weapon making, basketweaving, beadwork, and Indian foods and games are demonstrated daily in summer--often by costumed descendants of the Miwoks and Paiutes who lived here.
The Miwok people, who lived in the valley for at least 2,000 years before the arrival of Europeans, relied on acorns as a mainstay of their diet.
Look for these easy-to-spot birds near the Bear Valley Visitor Center off a newly reopened self-guided trail, or in the replica of a Coast Miwok village.