Walker River Indian Agency (Nevada)

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United States Gotoarrow.png American Indians Gotoarrow.png Nevada Gotoarrow.png Indians of Nevada Gotoarrow.png Walker River Indian Agency (Nevada)


The Walker River Reservation was established for the Paiute Indians in 1859, but the reservation was under the supervision of the Nevada Agency until 1897. At that time, the reservation was transferred to the Carson School, and in 1908 a separate Walker River Agency was established. In 1925, Indians under the jurisdiction of the Fallon Agency were transferred to the Walker River Agency and in 1926, those under the Bishop Agency also were transferred to Walker River.

The Walker River Agency was abolished in 1935 and their duties transferred to the Carson Agency.


1897-1912, 1914-1935 Rolls 629-634

The 1900 federal census included population schedules for the Walker River Indian Reservation. The census includes the non-Indian employees of the Walker River Agency, as well as many pages of Indian Population Schedules for the native population of the Reservation. They are recorded as Districts 52, 52c, and 52d, Walker River Reservation, in Esmeralde County, Nevada.

Rolls 162-164


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