Yerington Paiute Tribe

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Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Yerington Paiute Tribe
171 Campbell Lane
Yerington, NV 89447
Phone: 775-783-0200

History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

Additional References to the History of the Tribe and/or Band[edit | edit source]

Agencies[edit | edit source]

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:

Land Records[edit | edit source]
  • All land is tribally owned

Reservations[edit | edit source]

The Yerington Colony and Campbell Ranch is located in Lyon County, near Yerington, in western Nevada. Yerington Colony was established 18 May 1916 by Act (39 Stat.123) and (39 Stat. 143) and two additional purchases of land. The Campbell Ranch near the Colony was purchased by the tribe in three separate purchases in 1936, 1941, and 1979[1].

Established -- 18 May 1916
Agency (BIA) -- Western Nevada Agency
Principal tribes -- Paiute
Population -- 1969: Tribal enrollment 196 [2]

Important Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. AAA, a website 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

Bibliography[edit | edit source]