- a member of a tribe of North American Indians of northeastern California.
- the Penutian language of the Maidu.
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The Nishinam got it from the Maidu, who got it from the Konkau, who made it.The Little Lady of the Big House
Among the Maidu they are usually known as "burning," among the Miwok as "cry."
The Hesi, the most important of the Maidu series, is danced also by the Wintun.
Kodoyanpe, the Maidu creator, discovered the world along with Coyote, and with his aid rendered it habitable for mankind.The Myths of the North American Indians
The distances are right, and the linguistic border between the Miwok and the Maidu runs along the Cosumnes.Colonial Expeditions to the Interior of California Central Valley, 1800-1820
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