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Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley is unrecognized tribe in California.
The Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley is the last remaining Wappo Tribe
in existence with 340 living members. The Wappo name, meaning handsome/brave,
was given to the Mishewal Wappo Indians by the Spanish. Scholars have noted that
the Wappo Indians are among the oldest tribes in the State of California. In
1851, there were approximately 8,000 Wappo Indians, who occupied the great
valleys of Sonoma and Napa Counties, including Alexander, Knights, and Napa
Valleys, expanding from the headwaters of the Russian River to the basin of San
Pablo Bay. The tribe is based in Santa Rosa, CA.
There is also an article in Friesish Wikipedia, showing flag of Wappo, but I don't think it is real: https://fy.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wappo_(folk)
Valentin Poposki, 20 January 2020