Duckwater Shoshone Tribe

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Guide to Duckwater Shoshone Tribe ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and other agency records.

Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Duckwater Shoshone Tribe
P.O Box 140068
Duckwater NV 89314
Phone: 775-863-0227

History[edit | edit source]

The Duckwater Reservation was established 13 November 1940 by authority of Section 5, Indian Reorganization Act, with additional acreage added in 1943 and 1955[1].

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

Reservations[edit | edit source]

This band of the Shoshone Tribe is primarily associated with the Duckwater Reservation in Nevada.

The Duckwater Reservation is located in Nye County, about 20 miles northwest of the town of Currant, in east-central Nevada.

Established -- 13 November 1940
Agency (BIA) -- Eastern Nevada Agency
Principal tribes -- Duckwater Shoshone Tribe
Population -- 1969: Tribal enrollment 150 [2]

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:

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Land is tribally owned.

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Constitution of the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada
  • Shoshone Tribe Wikipedia

For Further Reading[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. AAA, a web site celebrating American Indian Tribes of the US and Canada Available online
  2. Indian Reservations A State and Federal Handbook. Compiled by The Confederation of American Indians, New York, N.Y. McFarland and Co. Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina, c. 1986. FHL book 970.1 In2