Re: The Meaning of the word Panamint


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Posted by Jim on August 26, 2002 at 18:52:24:

In Reply to: The Meaning of the word Panamint posted by ceclle on August 24, 2002 at 16:44:16:

An article I read last year in the Sacramento Bee by Stephen Magagnine about the Timbisha Shoshone tribe explained that the meaning of Timbisha comes from the red ore found in the Black Mountains behind Furnace Creek. Another source (www.sierraweb.com) has a page about the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe, and it defines Timbisha as "red rock face paint". I found a indian language dictionary posted online by Native American historian and author Phillip Konstantin which defines Timbisha as "Panamint" and Panamint as "Timbisha". If all is true, then the word Panamint either means "red ore from the Black Mountains", or "red rock face paint" (which has more of a native ring to it).


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