Maidu Tribe

Maidu Indians (‘man’, Indian’ ). A tribe formerly dwelling in Sacramento valley and the adjacent Sierra Nevada in California. This single tribe constitutes the entire Pujunan linguistic family of Powell, all the divisions of which called themselves Maidu, and distinguished themselves one from another by their local names only. The Maidu proper, comprising the divisions […]

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Maidu Indians

Maidu. A native term meaning “person.” Also called: Wawdh, Paiute name for all Sacramento River tribes. Maidu Connections. Formerly considered an independent stock, the Maidu have now been placed in the Penutian linguistic family. Maidu Location. In the drainage areas of the Feather and American Rivers. Maidu Subdivisions and Villages The Maidu are divided, mainly

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