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Pahrump in Nye County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Chief Tecopa

Peacemaker of the Paiutes

 
 
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By Trev Meed, August 7, 2009
1. Chief Tecopa Marker
Inscription. Chief Tecopa was a young man when the first white man came to Southern Nevada. As the leader of the Southern Paiute Tribes, he fought with vigor to save their land and traditional way of life. He soon realized, however, that if his people were to survive and prosper, he would have to establish peace, and learn to live in harmony with the foreigners.

During his life-span, which covered almost the entire 19th century, his energy and time were devoted to the betterment of his people. Chief Tecopa is honored for the peaceful relations he maintained between the Southern Paiute Indians and the white men who came to live among them.
 
Erected by Nevada State Park System. Southern Nevada Historical Society. California & Nevada Development Organization. (Marker Number 171.)
 
Location. 36° 12.52′ N, 115° 59.402′ W. Marker is in Pahrump, Nevada, in Nye County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 3rd Street and East Street. Click for map. 3rd Street ends at the cemetery. This marker is located inside of the cemetery, and may require a little walking around in the cemetery to find it. It is not a big cemetery, and the marker is a large, blue, State of Nevada shape. Marker is in this post office
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By Trev Meed, August 7, 2009
2. Chief Tecopa Marker
area: Fernley NV 89408, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .  Chief Tecopa. Tecopa usually wore a bright red band suit with gold braid and a silktop hat. The story goes that local white miners out of gratitude for Tecopa's help and diplomacy, would replace his duds when they wore out. (Submitted on October 10, 2015.) 
 
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3. Chief Tecopa
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada.   2. submitted on , by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada.   3. submitted on . • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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