Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The Lorenzo D. Creel Papers have been divided into two major groups and into series within the groups. The first group contains Creel family items and includes correspondence, financial records, business papers, memorabilia, photographs, and books which belonged to Creel family members with the majority of the material originating from Lorenzo and his son Cecil. Three-dimensional items, which accompanied the collection, have been donated to the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Home...
Overview Volume 11 of the Smithsonian's Handbook of North American Indians, focused on Indians of the Great Basin region of the American west, and included cultural, historical, prehistorical, and technological information about the Paiute, Washo, Shoshoni, Ute, and Bannock Indians. Editorial files include correspondence between editors and authors, meeting reports, planning committee materials, general business records, draft chapters, and final essays. Material between 1970-1985.
Abstract Robert Leland (1912-1986) was a Nevada lawyer who worked closely with Washoe and Paiute native americans. Material in the collection is exclusively concerned with issues of American Indians, mainly the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. Correspondence, notes, reports, legal documents, printed material, tribal records and maps relate to Pyramid Lake Paiute tribal concerns including water, economic development and Indian claims.
Abstract Dewey Sampson was a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe of Nevada. Pyramid Lake Paiute legend about catching a water baby (pa oha) at the lake, as told by Sampson to Peggy Lear Bowen in 1980. Also included is an autobiographical sketch of Sampson.
Abstract Census register [Nevada] includes Indian and English names, age, percentage of Indian blood, names of family members, marital status, date of marriage, type of marriage (whether Indian or white ceremony), and names of parents. Middle pages are devoted to registering cattle brands which appear to have belonged to Indians.
Dates: 1902-1903; 1905
Overview The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is governed by 10 Tribal Council members who are elected bi-annually in December and on staggered two year terms. The Collection contains correspondence; minutes; constitution; corporate charter; leases and permits relating to tribal economic matters, mining, fishing, boating, agriculture, and livestock; tribal roll; welfare and health records; material on the development of tribal lands, both recreational and residential; and papers reflecting the tribal interest...
Abstract Report attempts to relate Shoshonean culture change to plans and objectives of the Indian Reorganization Act (I.R.A.) of 1934; the work is based on Steward's ethnographic studies in the field.,Includes evaluation of the diversities among the tribes, placement on reservations, tribal understanding of the I.R.A., and Steward's recommendations. Accompanying the report are letters between Roy Nash and W.W. Hill which discuss the report's treatment by the Indian Office.
Abstract Diary of Ollie M. Walters recounts everyday activities of Ollie, her husband Jim, daughters Flora and Amy, and sons Jack and Clarence; and events in nearby communities and other parts of the U.S.
Abstract Margaret M. Wheat (1908-1988) was an ethnologist, geologist, and photographer who worked closely with Paiute native americans. In 1980, Margaret Wheat received an honorary doctorate of science degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. Papers collected or created by Wheat in her professions as an ethnologist and geologist, her involvement in Nevada State Parks, and during her work of making oral histories of elder Paiute Tribal members. Of special note are files on Ichthyosaur State Park and...