The first people who lived in Nevada County were the Maidu Indians. The women were skilled basket weavers. They were migratory, traveling down to the Sacramento Valley and up to the High Sierras. The Maidu did not have a complex technological culture, but their kinship structure like that of practically all Native American kinship structures that we know about, was certainly more complex than that of the modern-day average American.
Maidu By ES Curtis
Maidu Indians  
Maidu Indians North California. branch
Maidu Food Walk  
The Maidu by Ted Beckman
Ancient Trail of the Mountain Maidu Indians: An Automobile Tour
Acorn Epicures Acorns were the staple food of the Maidu tribe of the Native Americans who lived here along the American River for centuries before the coming of overseas settlers.