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Near McDermitt in Humboldt County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins

(1844 - 1891)

 
 
Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins Marker image. Click for full size.
August 26, 2012
1. Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins Marker
Inscription. The Northern Paiute name Thocmetony (Shell-flower) was bestowed on this valiant daughter of Chief Winnemucca, and grandchild of the redoubtable Captain Truckee -- a friend and supporter of General John C. Fremont. Sarah sought understanding between her people and whites when the latter trekked across and settled on Indian homelands. By lecturing, by writing a book (presumably the first in English by an Indian woman), and by founding a non-government school for Indian children, she worked tirelessly to remedy injustice and to advocate peace. Here at Fort McDermitt as interpreter and teacher she served well both Indians and U.S. Military. This exceptional Indian woman, a leader of her race, believed in the brotherhood of mankind.
 
Erected by Nevada State Park System and Mrs. Curtis S. Harner. (Marker Number 143.)
 
Location. 41° 58.347′ N, 117° 37.364′ W. Marker is near McDermitt, Nevada, in Humboldt County. Marker is on North Road 5 miles east of U.S. 95, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Dermitt NV 89421, United States of America.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located across the street from the Fort McDermitt Tribal Center.
 
Regarding Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins.
Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins Marker image. Click for full size.
August 26, 2012
2. Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins Marker
The Fort McDermitt Tribal Senior Center is located in of of two remaining structures of the former U.S. Army Fort McDermitt.
 
Also see . . .  New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of each individual marker on its website and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to the marker for grammar and readability. The marker has been amended to state "In 2005, Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins was honored with a statue in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol." The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on November 12, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
View South of the Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins Marker image. Click for full size.
August 26, 2012
3. View South of the Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins Marker
The Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribal Office and the Fort McDermitt Paiute Shoshone Senior Center.
View West of Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins Marker image. Click for full size.
August 26, 2012
4. View West of Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins Marker
 
 
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