Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

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Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
98 Colony Road
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 1.775.329.2936
Fax: 1.775.329.8710

History[edit | edit source]

The Reno Sparks Colony was established 13 April 1917 by the purchase of 20 acres by the Authority of the Act of 18 May 1916 (39 Stat. 123-145). Additional acreage was added in 1926 and 1986[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 Reno-Sparks Colony is located in Washoe County, adjacent to the city limits of Reno and 10 miles north of Sparks, at Hungry Valley, in western Nevada.

Established -- 13 April 1917
Agency (BIA) -- Western Nevada Agency
Principal tribes -- Washoe and Paiute
Population -- 1969: Tribal enrollment 537 [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:

Important Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. AAA NativeArts.com, 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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