Miwok in United States

The Miwok have only been reported in United States
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Unlike most other Native American groups that probably came from Siberians who traveled across the Bering Strait, the Miwoks arrived by sea. The ancestors of the Miwok people arrived 3,000 years ago, later than the other peoples.

They were hunters and gatherers who lived in small bands without central political control. Acorns were their staple food, but they also ate grasshoppers, bulbs, edible vegetables and wild game.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Miwok people are so small in number that we know very little about their lives in the 21st century. Most likely they have blended in with other Native American communities or they live like other Americans.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Like other nearby Native American peoples, the Miwoks had a creation story. They had totem animals which they regarded as predecessors.

Most are Christian today. Some reject Christianity since it came from those who took their land. Like many who were pressured into becoming Christian, the Chumash reject Christian institutions. They often don’t give the loving savior a chance because of historical injustices coming from “Christians.”


What Are Their Needs?

The Miwok people need a spirituality that centers on Jesus Christ without the trappings of European culture. Christian believers from their people can write worship songs that involve culturally relevant ways to worship.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to raise up some to produce culturally appropriate worship music for the Miwok people.

Pray for the Lord to bless the Miwok people both spiritually and economically.

Pray for Miwok disciples who will make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Miwok in United States.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miwok
https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=22538
http://www.bigorrin.org/miwok_kids.htm


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Miwok
People Name in Country Miwok
Alternate Names
Population this Country 500
Population all Countries 500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 13744
ROP3 Code 106679
ROP25 Code 305510
ROP25 Name Miwok
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
65.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
15.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language English (500 speakers)
Language Code eng   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language English (500 speakers)
Language Code eng   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking English

Primary Language:  English

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1530-1995)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1380-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1382-2020)
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Amazon
World Bibles
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories Story Runners
Audio Recordings Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in English Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video Walking with Jesus video Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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