What were some Maidu traditions?
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Here are three traditions from traditional Maidu culture:
- Girls' adolescence ceremony. This consisted of various rituals being performed on the girl who was being honored. In addition it included five nights of singing, sometimes including dancing.
- The "Mourning Anniversary." Something like a Memorial Day-type observance in which the dead were honored. This took place every year in the early Fall.
- First salmon celebration. This marked the beginning of the fishing season but consisted only of the first salmon caught being cooked by a shaman and its flesh distributed among the people.