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Lucy Brown - died allegedly at 120 years old Oct 1924

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Re: Chief Tenaya Ahwahneechee was a dialect of Paiute.

Posted: 1183468485000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Southern Sierra Miwuk, Paiutes, Chief Tenaya, Yosemite Indian, Yosemite Native Americans
The real Tuolumnes came from Knights Ferry. Also Regarding Perlots, book why were the Yosemites fighting the Tuolumnes? Remember there is a whole chapter on that?

Now if they were the same tribe, why were they fighting each other?

Tenaya was born and raised at Mono Lake amongst the Paiute people, who were fighting Yokuts and Miwoks at that time. Mono Lake was also called Teniega Bah, Bah is lake in Paiute. Tenaya's real name is Tenieya. Tenaya married a Mono Lake Paiute woman also and was half Paiute.

If Bautista, Cypriano and Tenaya were FRIENDS and from the same tribe...why did Bautista say he could not get Tenaya's band to come down? Why was Bautista afriad to enter Yosemite Valley? Why did the Paiutes brag about Chief Tenaya if he was from the enemies camp? Why did Chief Tenaya hide out with the Mono Lake Paiutes instead of in Calaveras or high up in Tuolumne County?

Perlot also wrote that the chief he knew carried around the Fremont treaty on his person, so how is he from Chief Tenaya's camp.

Yes, Paiutes and Miwoks were enemies during that time, that is why they were not the same. Also you should read your friend Patrica Brattland's site. It seems that the Yokutsand Mono Paiutes were also fighting. So Tenaya was not Yokut, not if the Paiutes and Yokutss were fighting at the same time. The Monos were the go betweens, between the Paiutes and the Yokuts.

So are you saying that Maria Lebrado was a Yokut and not a Miwok, because you are looking at her application no doubt.

People like Foley never met Chief Tenaya, only Dr. Bunnell. He wouldn't know an Ahwahneechee from a Awal.
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