It is clear that the mythology of the Maidu is distinctive and much less under Wintun influence than their ceremonies.
The Hesi, the most important of the Maidu series, is danced also by the Wintun.
Derivation: From the Wintun word yuki, meaning stranger; secondarily, bad or thieving.
In the south, where everything shows the Wintun and Pomo to have influenced each other considerably, he is replaced by Coyote.
None of the groups so far discussed, with the possible exception of part of the Wintun, practiced any distinct mourning ceremony.
The Wintun occupy a territory which is of much greater extent from north to south than from east to west.
The three Wintun villages have left no trace whatever in the mission records under Barrett's names or any recognizable variants.