What is Miwok?

  • (noun): A Penutian language spoken by the Miwok people.
    Synonyms: Moquelumnan
    See also — Additional definitions below


Miwok (also spelled Miwuk, Mi-Wuk, or Me-Wuk) can refer to any one of four linguistically related groups of Native Americans, indigenous to Northern California, who traditionally spoke one of the Miwokan languages in the Utian family. The word Miwok means people in their native language.

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Lake Miwok Traditional Narratives - Sources For Lake Miwok Narratives
... "Fire, Flood, and Creation (Lake Miwok" ... "Western Miwok Texts with Linguistic Sketch" ... Reprinted as The Dawn of the World Myths and Tales of the Miwok Indians of California, in 1993 with an introduction by Lowell J ...
Miwok Mythology
... The mythology of the Miwok Native Americans are myths of their world order, their creation stories and 'how things came to be' created ... Miwok myths suggest their spiritual and philosophical world view ... According to Miwok mythology, the people believed in animal and human spirits, and spoke of animal spirits as their ancestors ...
Lake Miwok
... The Lake Miwok were a branch of the Miwok, a Native American people of Northern California ... The Lake Miwok lived in the Clear Lake basin of what is now called Lake County ...
Miwok - Influences On Popular Culture
... The Ewok, a fictional species of forest-dwelling creatures featured in the Star Wars films, are named after the Miwok. ...
Asclepias Cordifolia - Uses
... The Miwok gathered heart-leaf milkweed in the summer and dried it, or collected it in the fall after it was already dry ... A single Miwok feather skirt or cape was made with approximately 100 feet of cordage, requiring about 500 plant stalks ... though there are some examples at the Field Museum of three- and four-ply Miwok cordage ...

More definitions of "Miwok":

  • (noun): A member of the North American Indian people living in the central Sierra Nevada in California.