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Tribes and Bands of Nevada

Gosiute, Hopi, Koso, Monachi, Navajo, Paiute (Northern and Southern), Panamint, Puebleo, Shoshoni, Te-Moak, Uinat, Ute, Washoe, Zuni

Te-Moak Band of Western Shoshone, Shoshone - Paiute, Yerrington Paiute, Moapa Band of Paiute, South Fork Band

Reference

Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Washington D.: Smithsonian Instituion, Bureau of Ethonology, Bulletin #30 1907.
Swanton, John R. The Indian Tribes of North America. ( http://www.accessgenealogy.com ) Smithsonian Instituion, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin #145.

Reservation / Colony

As identified in the National Atlas of the United States of America, the following reservations are named as current federally-recognized reservations -- Duck Valley, Duckwater, Fallon, Fort McDermitt, Fort Mojave, Goshute, Las Vegas Colony, Moapa River, Pyramid Lake, Reno Sparks, Summit Lake, Te-Moak, Walker River, and Yerington.

  • Battle Mountain Colony:  Federal, under jurisdiction of Eastern Nevada Agency, Tribe: Shoshoni
  • Carson Colony:  Federal, under jurisdication of Western Nevada Agency, Tribe: Washoe
  • Dresslerville Colony:   Federal, under jurisdiction of Western Nevada Agency., Tribe: Washoe
  • Duck Valley ReservationFederal, under jurisdiction of Eastern Nevada Agency, Tribes: Shoshoni and Piaute
  • Duckwater Reservation:  Federal, under jurisdiction of Eastern Nevada Agency, Tribe: Shoshoni
  • Elko Colony:  Federal, under jurisdiction of Eastern Nevada Agency, Tribe: Shoshoni
  • Ely Colony:  Federal,, under jurisdiction of Eastern Nevada Agency, tribe: Shoshoni
  • Fallon Colony and Reservation:  Federal, under jurisdiction of Western Nevada Agency, Tribe Paiute-Shoshoni
  • Fort McDermitt Reservation:  Federal, under jurisdiction of Western Nevada Agency, Tribes Piaute and Shoshoni
  • Gosiute Reservation:
  • Las Vegas Colony:  Federal, under jurisdiction of Southern Paiute F.S., Tribe: Piaute
  • Lovelock Colony:  Federal, under jurisdiction of Western Nevada Agency, Tribe: Piaute
  • Moapa Reservation:  Federal, under jurisdiction of Southern Paiute F.S., Tribe: Piaute
  • Ohwyhee Reservation:
  • Pyramid Lake ReservationFederal, under jurisdiction of Western Nevada Agency, Tribe: Piaute -- located in Washoe, Storey and Lyon Counties, Nevada. Records of interest to genealogists and family historians are located at the National Archives, the Regional Archives in San Fransisco, at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and at other archives and libraries.
  • Ruby Valley Reservation:
  • Reno-Sparks Colony:  Federal, under jurisdiction of Western Nevada Agency, Tribe: Washoe-Paiute
  • Shoshoni Reservation:
  • South Fork Reservation:  Federal, under jurisdiction of Eastern Nevada Agency, Tribe Shoshone
  • Stewart Colony
  • Summit Lake Reservation:  ......., under jurisdiction of Western Nevada Agency, Tribe Paiute
  • Te-Moak Reservation:  State, under jurisdiction of Eastern Nevada Agency, Tribe: Te-Moak
  • Walker River ReservationFederal, under jurisdiction of Western Nevada Agency, Tribe: Paiute -- located primarily in Mineral County, Nevada, with portions in Lyon and Churchill Counties. Records of interest to genealogists and family historians are located at the National Archives, the Regional Archives in San Fransisco, at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and at other archives and libraries.
  • Washoe Tribes:  State, under jurisdiction of Western Nevada Agency, Tribe: Washoe
  • Wells Colony:  State, under jurisdiction of Eastern Nevada Agency, Tribe: .....
  • Western Shoshoni Reservation:
  • Winnemucca Colony:  Federal, under jurisdiction of Western Nevada Agency, Tribe: Paiute
  • Woodfords Colony
  • Yerrington Reservation:  Federal, under jurisdiction of Western Nevada Agency, Tribe: Paiute
  • Yomba Reservation:  Federal, under jurisdiction of Western Nevada Agency, Tribe: Shoshone

Reference

Isaacs, Katherine M., editor. Omni Gazetteer of the United States of America. U.S. Data Sourcebook, Volume 11 Appendices, Bureau of Indian Affairs List of American Indian Reservations, Appendix E. Indian Reservation, Omnigraphics. Inc., 1991.

Agencies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs

Agencies were created as an administrative division of the federal government to manage Indian affairs with the tribes, to enforce policies, and to assist in maintaining the peace. The names and location of these agencies may have changed, but their purpose remained basically the same. Many of the records of genealogical value were created by these offices.

Reference

Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs,1824-1880: Historical Sketches. Clearwater Publishing Co., Inc., 1974.

Indian Schools

The Office of Indian Affairs (now the Bureau of Indian Affairs) established a network of schools throughout the United States, beginning with Carlisle Indian School, established in 1879. Some of these schools were day schools, usually focusing on Indian children of a single tribe or reservation. Some were boarding schools which served Indian children from a number of tribes and reservations.

In addition, other groups such as various church denominations established schools specifically focusing on American Indian children. (read more...)

Indian Health Facilities

Other Repositories

  • Inter Tribal Council of Nevada, 806 Holman Way, Sparks, NV 89431

Maps

See Also:

Nevada History for a calendar of events

Nevada Military Records for a list of forts

Family History Library

Tribal census rolls, probate records, school records, tribal court records, a few vital records, and other records for Nevada are available. The Family History Library has a few of these records and microfilmed copies may be found on the Family History Library Catalog:

  • Nevada Superintendency of Indian Affairs Records 1869-1870 M 837.  To see the film description and the film numbers, go to www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp
  • Paiute,Shoshoni and Washoe census rolls of 1909, 1925-1939.  Go to
  • A typescript of the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe census (not dated).  Go to
  • Fallon Paiute Indians census rolls of 1909-1924 (includes Fallon Agency and Lovelock Day School).    Go to
  • Fort McDermitt Paiute Indians census rolls of 1910-1923 (Note: 1910 Fort McDermitt. 1911-1912 Quinn River. 1913-1923 Fort McDermitt.)   Go to



 

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