Definition of Maidu
1. Noun. A member of a North American Indian people living east of the Sacramento river in California.
2. Noun. A Penutian language spoken by the Maidu.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maidu
Literary usage of Maidu
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. American Anthropologist by American Anthropological Association (1902)
"maidu Myths. By ROLAND B. DIXON. (Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, vol. xvn, part n, pp. 33-118.) New York: June 30, ..."
2. Native Americans by Karen Lowther (2003)
"One of these tribes, the maidu (MY doo), roamed the fertile coastal lands, ... The word maidu is actually a European word that means "Digger Indians," ..."
3. Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest by Katharine Berry Judson (1912)
"THUNDER AND LIGHTNING maidu (near Sacramento Valley, Cal.} GREAT-MAN created the world and all the people. At first the earth was very hot, ..."
4. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico V. 2/4 by Frederick Webb Hodge (2003)
"The maidu proper, comprising the divisions N. of Bear r. valley, ... The names of the maidu villages and of the inhabitants were usually local place names. ..."
5. Alsea Texts and Myths by Leo Joachim Frachtenberg (1920)
"Unlike the mythologies of the maidu, Shasta, and Coos tribes, *\Alsea mythology is ... But, as is the case in maidu mythology, we find in Alsea mythology a ..."