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Miwok

[mee-wok]
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noun, plural Mi·woks, (especially collectively) Mi·wok for 1.
  1. a member of an American Indian people formerly living in several noncontiguous areas of California north of San Francisco Bay and eastward from the San Joaquin-Sacramento delta to the Sierras.
  2. any of the Penutian languages spoken by the Miwok.
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Historical Examples

  • The Miwok panther doctor was similarly met and instructed by a panther.

    Pomo Bear Doctors

    Samuel Alfred Barrett

  • It has only seemed feasible to append some comparisons with Yuki and Miwok beliefs.

    Pomo Bear Doctors

    Samuel Alfred Barrett

  • Among the Maidu they are usually known as "burning," among the Miwok as "cry."

  • To Elmendorf and me it "sounds" like the Coast Miwok word for chief or friend.

  • The Miwok relate how a man was hunting in the chaparral south of the Stanislaus when a bear appeared and asked what he was doing.

    Pomo Bear Doctors

    Samuel Alfred Barrett