Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

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Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

The Pyramid Lake Reservation was established in 1874 and tribe operates under the Indian Reorganization Act Constitution and By-Laws approved on January 26, 1936 by the Department of Interior[1].

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

Additional References to the History of the Tribe and/or Band[edit | edit source]

Reservations[edit | edit source]

The Pyramid Lake Reservation is located in Washoe County in western Nevada, 35 miles northeast of Reno. Small portions of the reservation are also in Lyon and Storey Counties.

Established -- March 23, 1874
Agency (BIA) -- Western Nevada Agency
Principal tribes -- Paiute
Population -- 1969: Tribal enrollment 399 [2]

Additional References to the History of the Tribe and/or Band[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:

Land Records[edit | edit source]
  • Land is tribally owned.

Important Websites[edit | edit source]

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

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