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July 13, 2012

Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California

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The Ione Band of Miwok Indians is a federally recognized tribe of Miwok people in Amador County, California. 

Official Tribal Name: Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California

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Official Website: http://ionemiwok.org/ 

Recognition Status: Federally Recognized

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Alternate names / Alternate spellings / Mispellings: Mewuk, Me-Wuk, Me-Wok, Mewan 

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Region: California

State(s) Today: California

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The Miwok lived in more than 100 villages along the San Joaquin and Sacramento rivers, and from the region north of San Francisco Bay eastward to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The traditional territory of the Sierra Miwok, ancestors of the Ione Band of Miwok Indians, included the Sierra Nevada foothills of Central California. Ione Miwok oral history says the tribe came from the Buena Vista Peaks, south of Ione, California, when the Sacramento Valley was covered by water.  

Confederacy: Miwok

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European contact came in the 19th century, when Spanish explorers descended upon Miwok lands. They enslaved thousands of Indians. Smallpox and other epidemics hit the Miwok between 1820 and 1840. John Sutter built his fort in 1839 and continued enslaving Indians. He raided around Ione. 

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Number of Council members: 1 Member at Large, plus Executive Officers 
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Number of Executive Officers:  Chairmain, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer

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Penutian -> Yok-Utian -> Utian -> Miwokan -> Eastern Sierra -> Miwok -> Northern Sierra Miwok

Language Dialects: Nisenan, Northern Miwok, and Plains Miwok  

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European contact came in the 19th century, when Spanish explorers descended upon Miwok lands. They enslaved thousands of Indians. Smallpox and other epidemics hit the Miwok between 1820 and 1840. John Sutter built his fort in 1839 and continued enslaving Indians. He raided around Ione. 

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