The Miwok A California Native American Tribe By Kevin Woolgar The Miwok The Miwok is a California Native American tribe. Miwoks lived in Central California. It was not too hot and not too cold. The Miwoks also lived in the foothills of Sierra Nevada. I am going to tell you all about the homes, the food they ate, the jobs they did, the clothes they wore, the celebrations they held, and some other cool facts about the Miwok tribe. Miwok Homes How do the Miwok homes look like and what were they made of? The Miwok homes were made of layers of bark when they are on mountains. Bark slabs are leaned on each other to make a cone shape house. Homes that are made on foot hills are made of grass bundles around poles. Some homes were made of tulle reeds. They have a earth oven and a fire place in their homes. Also they used pine needles to cover the floor. In their village, their was one large building where they had dances and gatherings. There were100500 people in a village. Food What did the Miwok eat and how did they get their food? The Miwok mostly ate deer, elk, antelope, bears, rabbits, beaver, squirrels, wood rats, fish, columbine, milk, weed, wild pea, sheep, and sorrel. Miwok get their food by fishing, gathering, hunting, and planting. They cooked their food in an oven called a earth oven. They also ate roasted grasshoppers and yellow jackets. Miwok jobs The Miwok had different jobs. The men’s jobs were hunting and fishing probably gathering. The women's jobs were making clothing, cooked meals, gathered food, and pounded the acorns into flower to make mush soup and bread. Miwok Clothing The Miwok has different types of cloth and clothing. The cloth that they used was dear skin, elk skin, and bear skin. The men wore deer skin around there hips and blankets and robes. The women wore grass tulle reeds around there waists. They all wore tattoos. Miwok Ceremonies and Celebrations Where they had there ceremonies and celebrations? The Miwok had to go to a tall building to have there ceremonies and celebrations. They had dances, religious, healing ceremonies honored animals, celebrated grizzly bears spirits and were jewelry to celebrations. Interesting Facts Today 3,500 Miwoks are alive. They still get together today to keep their tribe. This happens in July. The Miwok The Miwok is a cool and interesting Native American tribe to learn about.