In April of 2007 Yosemite National Park re-opened the newly remodeled Yosemite Visitor Center. Native Americans who are descendant of the Yosemite Indian people went to view the new center. They noticed that the Native American Indian section starts off with a Miwok legend, but as they progressed they saw photos of not only Yosemite-Mono Lake Paiutes, but their own ancestors. The photos were not identified with the names of the early Yosemite Indian people or their tribal affiliation. They were Paiutes and not Miwoks.
The only person who had her tribal identification and name was a women who has worked at the park as an employee and she was not an original Yosemite Indian. Many Paiutes find this incredibly wrong. That Yosemite National Park would use their Paiute ancestors and not tell the public that they were not Miwoks, but Paiutes.
In fact the whole history of Yosemite National Park is incorrect. There is a Miwok village where there was none before whites entered. The original Indians of Yosemite were actually Paiutes. Chief Tenaya was the founder of the Paiute colony of Ahwahnee, and not a Miwok colony.
In fact the Miwoks, who Yosemite National Park now claims as the "original Yosemite Indians", where the scouts and guides for the white Mariposa Battalion. They even worked for them before the whites first "discovered" Yosemite Valley.
The word Yosemite in Southern Sierra Miwuk language means "They are Killers" because when they described the Yosemite Valley Natives to the white military they were indicating that they were afraid of them and that they were their enemies.
The next time you enter Yosemite and see the Indian Village, remember that is all a fraud. They were the helpers and scouts for the military and helped capture the original Yosemite American Indians, the Paiutes.