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Captain Eaph

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Captain Eaph Cummings, photo 1903, by U.C. Berkeley (Courtesy Hearst Museumof Anthropology).

Known as Indian Eaph, Captain Eaph, and Eaph Cummings, Eaph was interviewed by the University of California, Berkeley, ethnographers C. Hart Merriam and A.L. Kroeber in the early 1900s, providing much information regarding the Mi-wuk language and way of life.  Residing first at Sandy Gulch, Captain Eaph and his wife Mary Ann (Chalk-e-yet) moved to West Point and then Bummerville, where they built a community roundhouse (now gone) near where their descendants live today. (Courtesy Hearst Museum of Anthropology).