Topic: Miwok

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History of the Buena Vista Tribe

The Me-Wuk Indians of the Buena Vista Rancheria are an integral part of California’s Native American history. They lived in and around what is now Amador County for thousands of years.

Miwok Tribe

Miwok Indians (‘man”) One of the two divisions of the Moquelumnan family in central California, the other being the Olamentke.  With a small exception in the west the Miwok occupied territory bounded on the north by Cosumnes River, on the east by the ridge of the Sierra Nevada, on the south by Fresno creek, and on the west by San Joaquin River.  The exception on the west is a narrow strip of land on the east bank of the San Joaquin, occupied by Yokuts Indians, beginning at the Tuolumne and extending northward to a point not far from the place