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This film quotes Lafayette H. Bunnell's book "The Discovery of Yosemite" but fails to quote accurately!  At 4:32, the film fails to state Tenaya was born at Mono Lake and was a Mono Lake Paiute. This film fails the true historical aspects of Bunnell's book which never mentioned the word "Miwok" but however documents the true history of the Yosemite Mono Lake Paiute! When Tenaya created the Pah Ute colony of Ahwahnee, he created this band out of Mono Lake Paiutes, not Miwoks. It appears as if this film was created to satisfy one the 7 points for Federal Recognition and this station bought into the lie, hook, line and sinker. The point would be to illustrate how the non profit American Indian Council of Mariposa still practice their "Traditional Ways." So odd how the members who are Paiute now call themselves Miwoks.

Why don't they watch from Yosemite to Mariposa if they are Miwok? Why do the Miwoks walk the same path the Mono Paiutes entered Yosemite Valley if they are Miwoks? That is because the original Indians of Yosemite were PAIUTES, not Miwoks.

How do you think the white Mariposa Battalion FOUND Chief Tenaya and his village? The Miwok were the scouts and workers for the whites and LED them to Tenaya and his people who were hiding out.

Read that in Lafayette H. Bunnell's book "The Discovery of Yosemite". In the book it is DOCUMENTED that Tenaya was the founder of the PAIUTE Colony of Ahwahnee and that Tenaya spoke PAIUTE and that his band was made of Monos and Paiutes, not Miwoks. That is in the book noted in the final credits, yet the video said Tenaya's band were Miwoks...uh...no they weren't. They were Paiutes. Miwoks were AFRAID of the Ahwahneechees and were the Indians that called the Ahwahneechees the "Yosemites". In Miwok Yosemite means 'THEY ARE KILLERS' because they were afraid of them.

So the Miwoks were not the original Indians of Yosemite, but it was the Mono Lake Paiutes...in fact that is where Tenaya was born...so where was that in the video?

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