Duck Valley Indian Reservation (Idaho and Nevada)
The Duck Valley Reservation in located on the southern border of Idaho, in Owyhee County, and in northern (Nye County) Nevada.
- Established -- 16 April 1877
- Agency (BIA) -- Eastern Nevada Agency in Elko, Nevada
- Principal Tribe(s) -- Western Shoshone and Northern Paiute
- Population -- 1265 (2000 census) 1969: Tribal enrollment 1,200.
The Duck Valley Reservation in located on the southern border of Idaho, in Owyhee County, and in Elko County in northern Nevada. The land area of the reservation is almost equally divided between the two states, although the majority of the residents live on the Nevada side of the reservation.
Duck Valley Reservation was established 16 April 1877 by Executive Order in 1877. It was reaffirmed by Executive Order in 1886 and some additional acreage was added at that time. Additional acreage was added to the reservation in 1910. The present reservation is 20 miles long and 17 miles wide and has only one major town -- Owyhee, Nevada -- the location of the tribal headquarters. Two tribes are represented on the reservation -- the Western Shoshone and the Northern Paiute.
Reservation Contact Information
Duck Valley Reservation
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation
P.O. Box 21
Telephone: (702) 757-3161
Many of the records of individual Indians living on the Duck Valley Reservation were kept by the Eastern Nevada Agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Others are kept by the Tribal Office.
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:
- Allotment records
- Annuity rolls
- Census records
- Health records
- School census and records
- Vital records
Tribally owned land - Nevada: 144,274 acres Tribally owned - Idaho 145,545 acres. All land is tribally-owned and not allotted.
Reservation website for Duck Valley Reservation.
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