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Q: My husband and his family come from the Maido
(spelling?) Indians. I believe that they are a
California tribe. I came to your site looking for
information on the Cherokee... My uncle had done
some ansestry and discovered a link but it is not
known if the Great great grandmother is Cherokee or
not... just that she was Indian.
A: Thanks for writing. You must mean the
Maidu. We have some information about the Maidu
languages (and links to a few Maidu tribes) at this
Unfortunately, unlike Cherokee, there are only a few people left who
remember the Maidu languages.
Good luck on your research--genealogy isn't our
specialty, but you may want to see if you can find a
copy of the book
Student's Guide to Native American Genealogy
in your local library. It provides an excellent
introduction to the subject, especially for beginners,
and many of our site's users have reported that it
helped them track down an elusive ancestor.
Hope that helps!
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