Tribal Directory

Battle Mountain Band Council

Address37 Mountain View Drive
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
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Phone(775) 635-2004
Websitewww.temoketribe.com

Location

Located off Intetstate 80, in Battle Mountain, Lander, County, NV

Tribal Members

516

Resident Population

165

Governing Body

Tribal Council
Terms of Office - 3 Years
7 member council
Council meetings held on the last Thursday of each month

Established

Established June 17, 1917 by Executive Order.
Set aside 677.05 acres and on August 21, 1967 by the 90th Congress under PL 90-72 (81 Stat. 173) to add 6.25 acres.

Land Base

683.3 acres

Government

The Band Council was organized under the Constitution and By-Laws of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians approved on August 24, 1938 which was organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 984) as amended. Amended May 12, 1873-approximately 2 million acres by Executive Order.

Tribal Programs

Education, Health Clinic Services, Social Services/ICWA, Taxation, Environmental Protection, Library, Prevention,Housing Authority, Enrollment, Judicial, Traffic Safety

Business

Convenience Store
Smoke Shop
Gas Station

Serviced By

BIA-Eastern Nevada Agency, Elko, NV

Chair

Lydia Johnson

Carson Colony Community Council

Address919 Highway 395 South
Gardnerville, NV 89410
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Phone775-265-8600

Location

Located one half mile west of U.S. Highway 395 in Carson City, NV.

Tribal Members

0

Resident Population

0

Governing Body

Tribal Council

Established

March 26, 1917 -Act of May 18, 1916 (39 Stat. 123-143) 119.02 acres
March 26, 1917 -37.13 acres
August 12, 1996-3.85 acres

Land Base

160 acres

Government

The Community Council is organized under the Articles of Association established pursuant to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California approved June 16, 1967.

Serviced By

BIA-Western Nevada Agency, Carson City

Chair

Gary Nevers

Confederate Tribes of Goshute

AddressPO Box 6104
Ibapah, UT 84034
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Phone435-234-1138

Location

Astride the Nevada-Utah border in White Pine County, Nevada and Tooele and Juab Counties of Utah. The Reservation is located 75 miles south, by the road of Wendover, Utah or 50 miles east by the road by Schellbourn Station, U.S. Alternate 93.

Tribal Members

600

Resident Population

15

Governing Body

Tribal Council
Terms of Office - 3 Years
5 member council
Council meetings held on the first Friday of each month

Established

May 20, 1912 - 160 acres by Executive Order #1903 by authority of the Indian Reorganization Act (48 Stat. 984)
June 15, 1937 - 319.55 acres August 19, 1937- 160 acres
February 11, 1938- 439.24 acres
April 7, 1938- 80 acres
April 13, 1938- 66,155.43 by the authority of the Act of June 30, 1934 as follows: August 15, 1938 - 3,493.57 acres June 21, 1939- 60 acres January 19, 1940-320, 240 &80 acres February 9, 1940 2,240.99 acres November 24, 1941-240 acres January 9, 1943- by exchange Deed 635.91 acres

Land Base

108,932.7 acres (70,489 Nevada and 38, 443.7 in Utah)

Government

Organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 984) as amended. Constitutional an By-Laws of the Confederate Tribes approved November 24, 1940.

Tribal Programs

Enrollment, Alcohol & Drug, Education, Day Care, Child Development, Health Clinic Services, Judicial, Transportation, Housing Authority, Senior Citizen, Law enforcement/Tribal Police, Environmental Protection,

Business

Cowboy Porta-Potties, Guided Hunting, Powwow C-Store

Serviced By

BIA-Eastern Nevada Agency,Elko,NV

Chair

Virgil W. Johnson

Dresslerville Community Council

Address919 Highway 395 South
Gardnerville, NV 89410
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Phone(775) 265-8600
Websitehttp://washoetribe.us

Location

Located one half mile west of US Highway 395, south of Gardnerville, NV.

Tribal Members

0

Resident Population

0

Governing Body

Tribal Council

Established

May 16, 1917 by Authority of the Act of May 8, 1916 (39 Stat. 123-145) purchase of 39.80 acres.

Land Base

39.80 acres

Government

The Community Council is organized under the Articles of Association established pursuant to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California approved November 14, 1969.

Serviced By

BIA-Western Nevada Agency, Carson City

Chair

Rueben Vasquez

Duck Valley Shoshone-Paiute Tribe

AddressPO Box 219
Owyhee, NV 89832
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Phone208-759-3100
Websitehttp://www.shopaitribes.org

Location

The reservation strides the Nevada-Idaho border located approximately 100 miles south of Mountain Home, ID on Highway 51 and is approximately 100 miles north of elko, NV on Highway 225.

Tribal Members

2132

Resident Population

0

Governing Body

Tribal Council
Terms in Office - 3 years
7 member council
Council meetings held on the second Tuesday of each month

Established

April 16, 1877 by Executive Order
May 4, 1886 by Executive Order adding acreage
July 1, 1910 acreage added

Land Base

289,819.3 acres

Government

Organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 984) as amended. Constitution an By-Laws of the Duck Valley Shoshone-Paiute Tribes approved April 20, 1936.

Tribal Programs

Enrollment, Fire Management, Food Distribution, Education, Health Clinic Services, Land Office, Stop Violence, Human Resources, TERO, Recreation, Judicial/Tribal Court, Environmental Protection, Water & Sanitation, Wildlife & Parks, Day Care, Finance, Vocational Rehab, Economic Development

Business

Gah Nee Enterprises

Serviced By

BIA-Eastern Nevada Agency,Elko,NV

Chair

Lindsey Manning

Duckwater Shoshone Tribe

AddressPO Box 140068
Duckwater, NV 89314
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Phone775-863-0227
Websitehttp://www.duckwatertribe.org

Location

Located 19 miles northwest of State Route 379 of Current, Nye County, NV.

Tribal Members

383

Resident Population

150

Governing Body

Tribal Council
Terms of Office - 3 years
5 member council
Council meetings held on the last Monday of each month

Established

November 13, 1940- by authorizing of Sec. 5, Indian Reorganization Act-3,273.26 acres
December 22, 1943- by the Act of June 28, 1941 (55 Stat. 303) -398.76 acres
January 27, 1955 - by authority of the Indian Reorganization Act purchase of Nye County tax deed land 142.5 acres

Land Base

3814.52 acres

Government

Organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 984) as amended. Constitution an By-Laws of the Duck Valley Shoshone-Paiute Tribes approved November 28, 1940.

Tribal Programs

Enrollment, Education, Day Care, Gym, Health Clinic Services, Natural Resources, Senior Services, Law Enforcement/Tribal Police, Judicial/Tribal Court, Housing, Planning

Serviced By

BIA-Office of Self Governance, Washington D.C.

Chair

Perline Thompson

Elko Band Council

Address1745 Silver Eagle Drive
Elko, NV 89801
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Phone775-738-8889
Websitehttp://elkobandcouncil.org

Location

Located in Elko, Elko County, Nevada

Tribal Members

1600

Resident Population

700

Governing Body

Tribal Council
Terms of Office - 3 Years
7 member council

Established

March 23, 1918 by Executive Order- 160 acres
July 10, 1931 by the Act of January 31, 1931 (46 Stat. 1046), PL 71-581 -32.80 acres

Land Base

213 acres

Government

Organized under the Constitution and By-Laws of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians approved on August 24, 1938 which was organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 984) as amended. Amended August 1982.

Tribal Programs

Social Services/ICWA, Senior Services, Recreation, Southern Band Health Center Services, Headstart, JPTA, Environmental Program, Maintenance, Law Enforcement, Health Department, Domestic Violence, Alchohol and Drug , Daycare, Tutoring/Education

Business

Elko Colony Smoke Shop, Convenience Store and Gas Station, ABC Daycare, Gymnasium

Serviced By

BIA- Eastern Nevada Agency, Elko, NV

Chair

David Decker

Ely Shoshone Tribe

Address16 Shoshone Circle
Ely, NV 89301
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Phone(775) 289-3013

Location

Located on the southwest and southeast sides of the City of Ely in three separate locations in White Pine County.

Tribal Members

650

Resident Population

250

Governing Body

Tribal Council
Terms of Office - 3 years
5 member council
Council meetings held on the second Tuesday of each month

Established

The Reservation was established September 28, 1930 by the authorization of the Act of June 27, 1930 (46 Stat. 820) for the purchase of 8.945 acres (0.37 federally owned) and in 1977 by legislation for 90.

Land Base

3,625 acres

Government

Organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 984) as amended. Constitution and By-Laws of the Ely Shoshone Tribe approved April 8, 1966.

Tribal Programs

Enrollment, Education,Health Clinic Services,Housing Authority,Planning/Grant Department,Social Services,Judicial/Law Enforcement,Environmental Protection, Language/Culture, Alcohol and Drug Prevention, Elder

Business

Silver Stage Travel Center

Serviced By

BIA- Eastern Nevada Agency, Elko, NV

Chair

Victor McQueen, Jr.

Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe

Address565 Rio Vista Drive
Fallon, NV 89406
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Phone775-423-6075
Websitehttp://fpst.org

Location

Located 2 miles northeast of Fallon, the Reservation is 12 miles east by State Route 116 of Fallon, Churchill County, NV

Tribal Members

1400

Resident Population

250

Governing Body

Tribal Council
Terms of Office - 4 years
7 member council
Council meetings held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month

Established

April 20, 1907- 4,680 acres allotted by authority of the Act of April 39, 1908 (35 Stat. 85)
November 2, 1917 - 840 acres
April 8, 1978 -PL 95-337 (92 Stat. 455) 2,640 acres

Land Base

Colony-69 acres
Reservation-3,480 acres
Allotted Land 4,650 acres

Government

Organized under the Constitution and By-Laws of the Paiute-Shoshone Tribe approved June 12, 1964, amended August 13, 1971. (Non-IRA)

Tribal Programs

Cultural/language Preservation, Education, Day Care, Health Clinic Services, Housing Authority, Judicial/Tribal Court, Law Enforcement/Tribal Police, Environmental Protection, NAGPRA, Stepping Stones Youth Shelter, Human Resources, Natural Resources, Tero, Grants, Community Development

Business

Fox Peak Station I
Fox Peak Station II

Serviced By

BIA-Western Nevada Agency, Carson City

Chair

Len George

Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe

AddressPO Box 457
McDermitt, NV 89421
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Phone775-532-8259

Location

Located 4 miles southeast of McDermitt, Humbolt County, NV. A major part of the reservation is located in Malheur County, OR. Spands the Nevada-Oregon border.

Tribal Members

1100

Resident Population

500

Governing Body

Tribal Council
Terms of office - 2 or 3 years
8 member Tribal Council
Council meetings held on the second Tuesday of each month

Established

January 17, 1936 by act of Congress (49 Stat. 1094) 20,k414.14 acres set aside by authority of the Indian Reorganization Act (48 Stat. 984).
November 16, 1936 9,554.35 acres November 9, 1940 - 3,543.40 acres
July 18, 1941- 1,240 acres
February 24, 1943 -3,919.37 acres
June 16, 1944- 449.92 acres
February 3, 1956- 160 acres Tribal fee purchase
April 20, 1949-relinquished allotments approved
May 9, 1957- relinquished allotments approved
May 16, 1957 - 3,900.10 acres of relinquished allotments added to Tribal land
April 4, 1960- 160 acres added
November 16, 1973- 2.63 acres added

Land Base

16,354.52 acres in Nevada
18,828.79 acres in Oregon
Allotted land in Nevada - 145 acres
Tribal fee land in Nevada - 160 acres

Government

Organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 984) as amended. Constitution and By-Laws of the Fort McDermitt Paiute & Shoshone Tribe approved July 2, 1936. May 12, 1873- approximately 2 million acres by Executive Order.

Tribal Programs

Education, Tribal Court, Housing, Environmental Protection, Human Services, Finance

Business

Travel Plaza

Serviced By

BIA-Western Nevada Agency, Carson City

Chair

Bradley Crutcher

Las Vegas Paiute Tribe

AddressOne Paiute Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89106
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Phone702-386-3926
Websitehttp://www.lvpaiute.com

Location

Located within the city limits on the west side of north Main Street, one mile north of downtown Las Vegas, Clark County, NV. Also north of Las Vegas along the Reno-Tonopah Highway north of Mt. Charleston turnoff, (North US 95 exit 95).

Tribal Members

56

Resident Population

0

Governing Body

Tribal Council
Terms of Office - 2 Years
7 member council
Council meetings held on the second Tuesday of each month

Established

April 17, 1912-purchase of 10 acres from Helen J. Stewart
December 2, 1983-PL 93-203 adding 3,884.15 acres north of Las Vegas
August 30, 1996-purchase of 3.78 acres

Land Base

3,908.18 acres

Government

Organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 984) as amended. Constitutional an By-Laws of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe approved July 30, 1970.

Tribal Programs

Enrollment, Alcohol& Drug, Education, Health Clinic Services, Social Services, Substance Abuse Prevention, Mental Health, Law Enforcement/Tribal Police, Air Quality, Child Development

Business

Las Vegas Paiute Tribal Smoke Shop
Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort
Las Vegas Paiute Snow Mountain Smoke Shop and Gas Station

Serviced By

BIA-Southern Paiute Field Station, St. George, UT

Chair

Benny Tso

Lovelock Paiute Tribe

AddressPO Box 878
Lovelock, NV 89419
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Phone775-273-7861
Websitewww.lovelockpaiutetribe.com

Location

Lovelock, Pershing County, NV.

Tribal Members

5

Resident Population

153

Governing Body

Tribal Council
Terms of Office - 4 Years
5 member council
Council meetings held on the second Wednesday of each month

Established

September 4, 1907 for the purchase of 2 acres for school site
November 17, 1910 by authority of the Act of April 4, 1910 (36 Stat. 278) for purchase of 18 acres.

Land Base

20 acres

Government

Organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 984) as amended. Constitutional an By-Laws of the Lovelock Paiute Tribe approved March 14, 1968.

Tribal Programs

Enrollment, Headstart, Housing Authority, Social Services/ICWA, Judicial/Tribal Court, Law Enforcement/Tribal Police, Health Services, Johnson O'Malley, Elder, Daycare, Youth

Serviced By

BIA-Western Nevada Agency, Carson City

Chair

Victor Mann

Moapa Band of Paiutes

AddressPO Box 340
Moapa, NV 89025
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Phone(702) 865-2787
Websitehttp://moapapaiutes.com

Location

Located approximately 8 miles west of Glendale, NV, junction of State Route 168 and Interstate 15 approximately 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Clark County, NV. Near the Valley of Fire State Park.

Tribal Members

0

Resident Population

0

Governing Body

Tribal Council
Terms of Office - 3 years
6 members council
Council meetings held the second Tuesday of each month

Established

March 12, 1873-approximately 2 million acres by Executive Order
February 12, 1874-1,000 acres added by Executive Order
March 3, 1875 by the authority of the Act March 3, 1975 (18 Stat. 445) reduced acreage to 1,000
December 2, 1980 by legislation 70,565.46 acres added by PL 96-491

Land Base

71,954 acres

Government

Organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 984) as amended. Constitutional an By-Laws of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians approved April 17, 1942.

Tribal Programs

Enrollment, Headstart, Health Clinic Services, Housing Authority, Social Services/ICWA, Judicial/Tribal Court, Law Enforcement/Tribal Police, Agriculture/Irrigation, Environmental, Vocational Rehabilitation, TERO and , Project INPUT

Business

Moapa Paiute Travel Plaza

Serviced By

BIA-Southern Paiute Field Station, St. George, UT

Chair

Darren Daboda

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

AddressPO Box 256
Nixon, NV 89424
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Phone775-574-1000
Websitewww.plpt.nsn.us

Location

Located 35 miles northeast of Reno, NV in Washoe, Lyon, and Storey County.

Tribal Members

2253

Resident Population

1332

Governing Body

Tribal Council
Terms of Office - 2 Years
10 member council
Council meetings held on the first and third Friday of each month

Established

March 23, 1859 - 475,085.55 acres by Executive Order (includes 112,000 acres of lake surface)

Land Base

475,000 acres (112,000 acres of lake surface)

Government

Organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 984) as amended. Constitutional an By-Laws of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe approved January 15, 1936.

Tribal Programs

Enrollment, Education, Day Care, Health Clinic Services, Housing Authority, Library, Public Utilities, Maintenance, Senior Citizen, Victims Services, Social Services/ICWA,Parks&Recreation, Johnson O'Malley, Taxation , Judicial/Tribal Court, Law Enforcement/Tribal Police, Rangers, Environment Protection/GAP, Fishery Restoration/Protection, Water Resources

Business

I-80 Smoke Shop
I-80 RV & Campground
Nixon Store
Big Bend RV Park
Lake Camping & Fishing
Pyramid Lake Museum

Serviced By

BIA-Western Nevada Agency, Carson City

Chair

Vinton Hawley

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

Address34 Reservation Road
Reno, NV 89502
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Phone775-329-2936
Websitehttp://rsic.org

Location

Reno Community located adjacent to the City of Reno (Washoe County, NV) near East Second Street and Mill Street adjacent to Golden Lane
Hungry Valley Community located approximately 17 miles north of Reno Colony in Hungry Valley at the terminus of Eagle Canyon Road approximately 7 miles west of the intersection of Eagly Canyon Road and Pyramid Highway.

Tribal Members

1097

Resident Population

0

Governing Body

Tribal Council
Terms of Office - 4 Years
9 member council
Council meetings held on the second Wednesday of each month

Established

April 13, 1917-purchase of 20 acres by the authority of the Act of May 18, 1916 (39 Stat. 123-145)
July 23, 1926- purchase of 8.38 acres by the authority of the Act of May 10, 1926 (44 Stat. 496)
August 23, 1986- acquisition of 1,949.39 acres by authority of the Act of August 3, 1986 (100 Stat. 828)

Land Base

2,056 acres

Government

Organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 984) as amended. Constitutional an By-Laws of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony approved January 15, 1936, amended January 8, 1971.

Tribal Programs

Health Clinic Services, Economic Development, Enrollment, Senior Citizen, Cultural Resources/Language, Archives&Records, Education, Adult Vocational Training, CHR or In-Home aid, Maintenance, Environmental Protection, Landscaping, Fleet Management, Transit Services, Family Support, Head Start, Public Relations, Housing, Utility District, Finance, Social Services/ICWA, Recreation, Taxation Department, Judicial/Tribal Court, Probation, Emergency Management, Buildings and Grounds, Construction Services, Human Resources, Library

Business

Smoke Shop I
Smoke Shop II
Smoke Shop III
Smoke Shop IV
Various Commercial leased properties

Serviced By

BIA-Western Nevada Agency, Carson City

Chair

Arlan Melendez

South Fork Band Council

AddressHC 30, Box B-13
Spring Creek, NV 89815
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Phone(775) 744-4273
Websitetemoketribe.com

Location

Located in Lee, Elko County, NV

Tribal Members

260

Resident Population

120

Governing Body

Tribal Council
Terms of Office - 3 Years
7 member council

Established

June 18, 1934 by the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984) as amended with the following land purchases authorized accordingly: May 29, 1937-5,862.28 acres March 31, 1938- 2,195.63 acres
November 14, 1938-1,514.96 acres
December 10, 1938- 1,987.04 acres
June 27, 1951- 2,708.20 acres

Land Base

13,049 acres

Government

Organized under the Constitution and By-Laws of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians approved on August 24, 1938 which was organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 984) as amended. Amended August 1982.

Serviced By

BIA-Eastern Nevada Agency,Elko,NV

Chair

Tyler Reynolds

Stewart Community Council

Address919 Highway 395 South
Gardnerville, NV 89410
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Phone775-265-8600
Websitehttp://washoetribe.us

Location

Located in Carson City, NV

Tribal Members

0

Resident Population

0

Established

July 20, 1990 by the authority of the Secretary of Interior, amendment to the Washoe Tribal Constitution to enfranchise the Stewart Community
January 25, 1983-PL 97-288, set aside 2,933.59 acres.

Government

The Community Council is organized under the Constitution and By-Laws of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California approved September 5, 1990.

Serviced By

BIA- Western Nevada Agency, Carson City, NV through the Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California

Chair

Jacqueline Steele

Summit Lake Paiute Tribe

Address1001 Rock Blvd.
Sparks, NV 89431
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Phone(775) 827-9670
Websitehttp://summitlakepaiutetribe.com

Location

Reservation located approximately 35 miles west of Denio, Humbolt County, NV. Access via State Route 140. About 50 miles south of the Oregon border and about 70 miles east of the California border.

Tribal Members

120

Resident Population

0

Governing Body

Tribal Council
Terms of Office - 3 Years
5 member council
Council meetings held on the third Saturday of each month

Established

The Reservation land was previously a military reservation, known as Camp McGarry, established by Executive Order in 1867. The military reservation was abandoned in 1871 and transferred from the War Department to the Department of Interior. Under the General Allotment Act of 1887 (24 Stat. 388) several tribe members received trust allotments within the former military reservation in the 1890's and early 1900's. January 14, 1913 by authority of Executive Order #1681-5,026 acres
March 3, 1928-PL 89 (45 Stat. 160)
June 10, 1959 (73 Stat. 64)
December 15, 1971 (85 Stat. 643). Around 1949-1950 the tribe purchased several trust allotments belonging to individual tribal members which are now held in trust for the Tribe.

Land Base

12,573 acres (10,098 held in trust for the tribe, 765 acres are allotments held in trust for individuals). Summit Lake is a "terminal" lake; meaning that no water flows out of it. Total lake surface acreage fluctuates between 600 to 900 acres, depending on annual percipitation.

Government

Northern Paiute Agi Panina Ticutta (Fish Lake Eaters), the Tribe is federally recognized. On May 25, 1935, the Tribe accepted by election the Indian Reorganization Act of June 1934. The Tribe operated under the Constitution and By-Laws adopted by the Tribe and approved by the Secretary of Interior on January 8, 1965.

Tribal Programs

Administration: Aid to Tribal Government, Enrollment, Indian Child Welfare, Education/Employment Planning Department: Housing Natural Resources Department: Roads Operation & Maintanence, Range Consercation/Improvement Program, Fisheries Management, Fish and Wildlife Hatchery Program, Clean Water Act, Non-Point Source Protection Program

Serviced By

BIA-Western Nevada Agency, Carson City

Chair

Page Linton

Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone

Address525 Sunset Street
Elko, NV 89801
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Phone775-738-9251
Websitehttp://temoaktribe.com

Location

Territory of the Tribe is that land encompassing the Battle Mountain Band Colony, Elko Colony, South Fork Reservation and Wells Colony all located in Elko County, NV.

Tribal Members

2521

Resident Population

2000

Governing Body

Tribal Council
Terms of Office - 4 Years
8 member council
Council meetings held on the first Wednesday of each month

Established

The Treaty of Ruby Valley in 1863, granted the tribe ownership of much of eastern Nevada. When, nearly a century later, the government agreed to pay $26 million in compensation, the tribe rejected the offer, insisting on a return of the land instead. At the beginning of the 20th century there was but a single Western Shoshone reservation, located in Duck Valley along the Nevada-Idaho border. The BIA planned to coerce all the Shoshones of the Great Basin region to move there. Ultimately, less than one-third of them agreed to this arrangement, however, so the government encouraged Northern Paiutes from Oregon and Nevada to join the Western Shoshones still not living on reservation land, the government set aside thousands of acres for various "colonies" (in California) as alternatives to full-size reservations like Duck Valley. The four Nevada Bands (three colonies & one Reservation) that united to form the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone are the Elko Colony, Battle Mountain Colony, Wells Colony, and the South Fork Reservation adopted a constitution in 1938, which was recognized by the federal government.

Land Base

16,713 acres, made up of the following colonies: Battle Mountain Band-683.3 acres, Elko Band-542.8, South Fork Band 15,680, Wells Band-80 acres

Government

Organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 984) as amended. Constitution and By-Laws of the Te-Moak Bands of Western Shoshone Indians approved August 24, 1938. Amended Constitution on August 26, 1982 as the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada.

Tribal Programs

Enrollment,CFR Court,Housing Authority, Diabetes, Eyeware, Traffic Safety, Crime Prevention

Business

Smokeshop

Serviced By

BIA-Eastern Nevada Agency,Elko,NV

Chair

Lydia Johnson

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe

Address621 West Line St. #109
Bishop, CA 93514
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Phone760-872-3614
Websitehttp://www.timbishatribe.com

Location

Nevada land base is located near Scotty's Junction on Highway 395 South, Nye County, NV and in Lida, Esmeralda, County NV.

Tribal Members

0

Resident Population

0

Governing Body

Tribal Council
Terms of Office - 2 Years
5 member council

Established

By Act of Congress signed November 1, 2000 to place 5,500 acres of land in Nevada in trust for the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe. The Tribe also has 1,953.99 acres of trust land in California.

Government

Received federal recognition as stated in the federal register of October 6, 1982 as an Indian Tribe. Constitution was approved January 25, 1986 by the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe General Council.

Serviced By

BIA-Central California Agency, Sacramento, CA

Chair

George Gholson

Walker River Paiute Tribe

AddressPO Box 220
Schurz, NV 89427
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Phone775-773-2306
Websitewww.wrpt.us

Location

Located at Schurz, Mineral County, NV. Portion of the reservation are located in Churchill, Lyon, and Mineral Counties, NV. 100 miles southeast of Reno.

Tribal Members

3311

Resident Population

1200

Governing Body

Tribal Council
Terms of Office - 3 years
7 member council
Council meetings held on the second Thursday of each month

Established

March 19, 1859 by Executive Order
February 7, 1887-General Allotment Act (24 Stat. 388)
May 27, 1902 (32 Stat. 245-260)
March 15, 1918-Executive Order #2820
March 3, 1928 (45 Stat. 160)
June 26, 1996-PL 74-748 (48 Stat. 1806)
June 19, 1972- by authority of the Act of June 22, 1936 (49 Stat. 1806) supplemented by the Act of September 14, 1961 (75 Stat. 409)

Land Base

325,000 acres

Government

Organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 984) as amended. Constitutional an By-Laws of the Walker River Paiute tribe approved March 26, 1937.

Tribal Programs

Enrollment, Utility Services, Cultural/Language Preservation, Alcohol& Drug, Education, Headstart/Daycare, Health Clinic Services, Housing, Social Services, Taxation, TERO, Judicial Program/Tribal Court, Law Enforcement/Tribal Police, Economic Development, Human Resources, Environmental Protection/Air Quality, Water Resources, Roads, EMS

Business

Four Seasons Market/Smokeshop
Fireworks

Serviced By

BIA-Western Nevada Agency, Carson City

Chair

Bobby Sanchez

Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California

Address919 Highway 395 South
Gardnerville, NV 89410
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Phone775-265-8600
Websitehttp://washoetribe.us

Location

Territorial jurisdiction and tribal lands are located in Carson City and Douglas County, NV and Alpine County, CA (includes the Stewart Community, Dresslerville Community and Carson Colony).

Tribal Members

0

Resident Population

0

Governing Body

Tribal Council
14 member council

Established

February 8, 1891-under authority of the General Allotment Act (26 Stat. 794), as amended; Public Domain allotments in Washoe, Douglas and Carson Counties. Pursuant to the Indian Reorganization Act purchases of the following: March 17, 1938-404 acres
December 15, 1937-200 acres April 29, 1937- 190.57 acres
February 2, 1973-307.88 acres
January 25, 1983-PL 97-288 set aside 2,983.59 acres

Land Base

4,316.04 acres of tribal land (61,318.93 acres of public domain allotments

Government

Organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 984) as amended. Constitutional an By-Laws of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California approved January 24, 1934 amended June 1966, January 30, 1980 and June 20, 1990. Tribal Charter ratified February 27, 1937 amended May 3, 1939.

Tribal Programs

Enrollment, Archival/Preservation, Education, Grants, Head Start, Health Clinic Services, Housing, Language, Senior, Social Services/ICWA, TANF, Substance Abuse, Judicial/Tribal Police, Environmental Protection, Planning

Business

Carson Colony Smoke Shop
Washoe Smoke Shop
Chevron Gas Station

Serviced By

BIA-Western Nevada Agency, Carson City

Chair

Neil Mortimer

Wells Band Council

AddressPO Box 809
Wells, NV 89835
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Phone775-752-3045

Location

Located 1/4 mile west of Wells in Elko, County, NV.

Tribal Members

209

Resident Population

177

Governing Body

Tribal Council
Terms in Office - 3 Years
7 member council
Council meetings held on the second Tuesday of each month

Established

October 15, 1977 by authority of PL 95-133 setting aside 80 acres

Land Base

80 acres

Government

Organized under the Constitution and By-Laws of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians approved on August 24, 1938 which was organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 984) as amended. Amended August 1982.

Tribal Programs

Adult Vocational Training, Education, Housing, Community Health, Environmental/GAP, Tribal Police, Finance, Health/Substance Abuse Prevention, Social Services, Diabetes

Business

Wells Band Smoke Shop

Serviced By

BIA- Eastern Nevada Agency, Elko, NV

Chair

Casey Franco

Winnemucca Colony Council

Address595 Humboldt St.
Reno, NV 89509
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Phone775-329-5800

Location

Located one block west of Bridge, Street, three-quarters of a mile south of downtown Winnemucca, Humboldt County, NV.

Tribal Members

0

Resident Population

0

Governing Body

Tribal Council

Established

June 18, 1917-Executive Order-160 acres
February 8, 1918- Executive Order- 160 acres
May 21, 1928 (45 Stat. 618)-10 acres
May 29, 1928 (45 Stat.618)- 10 acres

Land Base

340 acres

Government

Organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 984) as amended. Constitutional an By-Laws of the Winnemucca Colony approved March 5, 1971.

Serviced By

BIA-Western Nevada Agency, Carson City

Woodfords Community Council

Address919 Highway 395 South
Gardnerville, NV 89410
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Phone775-265-8600
Websitehttp://washoetribe.us

Location

Located approximately 5 miles from the Nevada/California border in Alpine, County, CA

Tribal Members

0

Resident Population

0

Governing Body

Tribal Council

Established

July 31, 1971-PL 91-362

Land Base

80 acres

Government

The Community Council is organized under Articles of Association established pursuant to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California approved August 11, 1969.

Serviced By

BIA-Western Nevada Agency, Carson City

Chair

Irvin Jim

Yerington Paiute Tribe

AddressYerington, NV 89447
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Phone775-463-3301
Websitehttp://www.ypt-sns.us

Location

Colony - located adjaent to Yerington, NV.
Ranch - located 2 miles west of US Alternate 95, approximately 10 miles North of Yerington, Lyon County, Nevada.

Tribal Members

1500

Resident Population

400

Governing Body

Tribal Council
Terms of Office - 3 Years
Council meetings held on the last Wednesday of each month

Established

Colony: May 18, 1916- Act of (39 Stat. 123) & (Stat.143) a purchase of 9.456 acres.
January 16, 1978- Purchase of 1.91 acres
September 23, 1991-Purchase 4.82
Ranch: December 10, 1936 by authority of the Indian Reorganization Act-purchase of 1,018.88 acres August 1, 1941-addition of 120 acres April 11, 1979-purchase of 480 acres

Land Base

1,635.07 acres

Government

Organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 984) as amended. Constitutional an By-Laws of the Yerington Paiute Tribe approved January 4, 1937.

Tribal Programs

Law Enforcement/Tribal Police, Health Clinic, Education, Housing Authority, Enrollment, Commodity Food, Adult Vocational Training, Education/Tutoring, Elder, Social Services/ICWA, Judicial/Tribal Council, Agriculture/Irrigation , Environmental Protection, Roads O & M, Home Visitation, Summer Foods, Johnson O'Malley

Business

Smoke Shop
Arrowhead Market
Bridge Market
Arrowhead Ranch

Serviced By

BIA-Western Nevada Agency, Carson City

Chair

Laurie Thom

Yomba Shoshone Tribe

AddressHC 61, Box 6275
Austin, NV 89310
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Phone(775) 964-2463
Websitehttp://yombatribe.org

Location

Located approximately 47 miles south of Austin by improved State Route 21 at Reese River, Nye County, NV.

Tribal Members

186

Resident Population

144

Governing Body

Tribal Council
6 member Council

Established

June 18, 1934 by Authority of the Indian Reorganization Act (48 Stat. 984) the following were purchased: July 10, 1937-1,560.86 acres
November 12, 1937-2,200.72 acres
November 1, 1940-480 acres
February 28, 1941-476.91 acres

Land Base

4,681 acres

Government

Organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (49 Stat. 984) as amended. Constitutional an By-Laws of the Yomba Shoshone Tribe approved December 20, 1939.

Tribal Programs

Enrollment, Diabetes, Housing, Social Services/ICWA, Judicial/Tribal Court, Environmental Protection/GAP, Law Enforcement/Tribal Police

Serviced By

BIA-Western Nevada Agency, Carson City

Chair

Daryl Brady