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California Maidu Indians

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The first people who lived in Nevada County were the Maidu Indians. The Maidu are a group of Native Americans who live in Northern California. From the crest of the High Sierra, west to the Sacramento River and south to the Consumnes River, three groups of closely related people have inhabited the land for thousands of years. Collectively known as the Maidu, they are the Mountain Maidu of Plumas and Lassen counties, the Konkow of Butte and Yuba counties, and the Nisenan of Yuba, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, and El Dorado counties. In Maiduan languages, Maidu means "person".

There are three groups of closely-related peoples usually called the Maidu: the Maidu of Plumas and Lassen counties, the Konkow of Butte and Yuba counties, and the Nisenan of Yuba, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, and El Dorado counties. Their speech falls into three languages known as Maidu, Konkow, and Nisenan.

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