Indians who lived in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains:

Sierra Miwok


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Miwok Shelter
Shelter

Miwok shelters are unique in many ways. Their homes were made from twigs and branches. They used vines to tie the twigs and branches together. Mud was used as a foundation to hold the walls together. They dug their homes 4 to 5 feet into the ground. Their homes were shaped like upside-down ice cream cones.






Transportation

Miwoks used canoes to move down the rivers and they travelled on foot through the forests.


Clothing

Miwoks wore a strap and two sheets of deerskin for shirts.


Food

They hunted deer and small game. They also ate plants, insects, and fish. They gathered mushrooms in the spring and fall.


Economy

Miwok

Culture

They wore olive shell necklaces to show wealth.















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Yokuts

Shelter

Yokuts use oak trees to build houses. They put brush on top of houses.

Special Fact

Each Yokuts village has its own

leadrs and shamans.

Food

The Yokuts eat mushed acorns that they call mush. They also eat berries, fish, beans, and

steelhead they like this food very mush.

Economy

Yokuts

culture

For the Yokuts basket making is a culture.

Clothing

















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