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Abstract Richard Gassaway Watkins, Nevadan, captain of the Silver City Guards during the first battle of Pyramid Lake and rancher near Ft. Churchill and Walker River Valley. Collection contains letters from Watkins at Carson City, Ft. Churchill, and Genoa, Nevada to "My Dear Burnett," plus typescripts: the first describes Watkins' difficulties with federal soldiers claiming his land for Ft. Churchill and his going into debt; the second letter continues his tale of disagreement with the military, price...
Abstract The records of the Western Shoshone Defense Project were maintained by Carrie and Mary Dann, two traditional Western Shoshone ranchers living in northeastern Nevada. The Defense Project's mission was to affirm Western Shoshone jurisdiction over Western Shoshone ancestral homelands by protecting, preserving, and restoring Shoshone rights and lands for present and future generations based on cultural and spiritual traditions. It was established in 1991 by the Western Shoshone National Council to...