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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Miwok|
|People Name in Country||Miwok|
|Population this Country||500|
|Population all Countries||500|
|Progress Scale||3 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Region||America, North and Caribbean|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
Primary Language: English
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1380-2011)|
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|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Online Audio Scripture||Talking Bibles|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories||Story Runners|
|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||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, audio, video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws||Campus Crusade for Christ|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|General||Zume Resources||Zume Project|
|General||Zume Training||Zume Project|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: English||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: English||YouVersion Bibles|