Ely Shoshone Tribe
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Guide to Shoshone Indian ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and other agency records.
Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]
Ely Shoshone Tribe
250B Heritage Drive
Ely, NV 89301
History[edit | edit source]
The Ely Shoshone Tribe is located in White Pine County, and at three locations southeast and southwest of the city of Ely, Nevada.
- Established -- 28 September 1931 :Agency (BIA) -- Eastern Nevada Agency
- Principal tribes -- Ely Band of Shoshone
- Population -- 1969: Tribal enrollment 150 
Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]
Reservations[edit | edit source]
The Ely Shoshone Tribal Reservation was established on 28 September 1931 by Authority of the Act of 27 June 1930 (46 Stat. 820). Additional acreage was added in 1977.
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:
- Allotment records
- Annuity rolls
- Census records
- Health records
- School census and records
- Vital records
Websites[edit | edit source]
- Constitution for the Ely Shoshone Tribe, Adopted: April 21, 1990; Includes amendments dated 1999
- Ely Shoshone Indian Reservation Wikipedia
For Further Reading[edit | edit source]
For background information to help find American Indian ancestors see For Further Reading.
References[edit | edit source]
- 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
- AAA NativeArts.com, a web site celebrating American Indian Tribes of the US and Canada Available online