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Lucy Brown - died allegedly at 120 years old Oct 1924

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Re: Yosemite Indians

Posted: 1183515740000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Southern Sierra Miwuk, Paiutes, Chief Tenaya, Yosemite Indian, Yosemite Native Americans
Sorry, but that site that is posted does not have accurate information about Chief Tenaya and is full of hyperbole and exaggeration.

Genealogy information is based on documentated facts and not guesses.

There is no proof that Chief Tenaya was married to a Yokut or a Miwok woman. When writting fiction you can make guesses, but in true genealogy, you have to go by documented sources.

example: a person can say they were descendent of Sitting Bull because they 'believe' they are or their grandparents said so, but in true genealogy you have to have proof, and there is no proof that Chief Tenaya had a Yokut or Miwok wife, only a Paiute one.

Also how can a person know that Tenaya was a "sweet and loving person"? Tenaya was a warrior, and feared by the tribes on the western slopes, that we know for sure, but the website posted is guessing that Tenaya was a "sweet and loving person". He could've been a mean old cuss, so all that flowery written hyperbole is just that...exaggeration.

It is fact that Tenaya was born of a Mono Lake Paiute mother and married a Mono Lake Paiute woman and was raised at Mono Lake until he was old enough to return to Yosemite Valley..and there he established the Paiute colony of Ahwahnee. Oh and he also spoke Paiute.
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