is named for a band
of Awahneeches who lived on
the south bank of the Merced River
in what is now
California U.S.A. The name is derived Miwok
Indian word Yoham'-i-te
. That Miwok name was derived
from a word for grizzly bear
The band was known as grizzly hunters.
Margaret Sanborn. Yosemite, its discovery, its wonders and its people. Yosemite CA: Yosemite Association, 1989.