Digger Indians

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Guide to Digger Indians ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and other agency records.

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Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Fallon Band of Paiute-Shoshone
565 Rio Vista Drive
Fallon, Nevada 89406
Phone: 775-423-6075

History[edit | edit source]

Digger Indians is a somewhat derogatory general term applied to several tribes or groups of Native Americans who lived in the Great Basin area of the United States. It referred to those who dug roots for food and was often applied to various groups of the Paiute Tribes who lived in eastern and central California, western and southern Nevada, eastern Oregon, southern Idaho, southern Utah, and northwestern Arizona[1][2]. The term has occasionally been applied to members or groups of other tribes who dug roots for subsistence.

Agencies[edit | edit source]

Records[edit | edit source]

The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

Websites[edit | edit source]

For Further Reading[edit | edit source]

For background information to help find American Indian ancestors see For Further Reading.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Info Please article online
  2. Wikipedia article about the Paiute Indians online