Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Robert Leland (1912-1986) was a Nevada lawyer who worked closely with Washoe and Paiute Indigenous Peoples. Material in the collection is exclusively concerned with issues of Indigenous Peoples, mainly the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. The collection includes correspondence, notes, reports, legal documents, printed material, tribal records, and maps relate to Pyramid Lake Paiute tribal concerns including water, economic development, and claims.
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.
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.
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.
Ollie M. Walters (1864-1900) lived in Yerington, Nevada. She and her husband, James owned the D'Andrea Ranch. The collection contains Ollie M. Walters' diary and recounts everyday activities of Ollie, her husband Jim, daughters Flora and Amy, and sons Jack and Clarence. It also includes and events in nearby communities and other parts of the U.S.