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Walker River Reservation

 
 
Walker River Reservation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mh, May 5, 2011
1. Walker River Reservation Marker
Inscription. Although the area around Walker Lake in the Utah Territory was set aside for “Indian purposes” in 1859, it was not until 15 years later that President Grant signed the executive order formally establishing the Walker River Indian Reservation, on March 19, 1874.

Indian Agent Calvin Bateman reported on August 31, 1874, that the reservation “is the home of at least six hundred Pah-utes, who if absent at all, are only so temporarily. Here the government has promised them an abiding-place, and justice and honor demand that the compact remain inviolate. I am glad that the executive order .. reaffirms the obligation and sets at rest the question of its perpetuity.”

In 1974 over 500 tribal members lived on the reservation. The total land area, including the northern end of Walker Lake, exceeds 300,000 acres, as it did in 1874.
 
Erected by Nevada State Park System, Walker River Paiute Tribal Council. (Marker Number 183.)
 
Location. 38° 57.142′ N, 118° 48.636′ W. Marker is in Schurz, Nevada, in Mineral County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 95 and Cottonwood Lane, on the left on U.S. 95. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schurz NV 89427, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .
Walker River Reservation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mh, May 5, 2011
2. Walker River Reservation Marker
 The Walker River Piute Tribe. The tribal website offers both current and historical information. (Submitted on July 28, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Walker River Reservation Marker - Looking East image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2011
3. Walker River Reservation Marker - Looking East
Walker River Reservation Marker - The View South image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2011
4. Walker River Reservation Marker - The View South
Walker River Reservation Marker - The View West image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2011
5. Walker River Reservation Marker - The View West
Walker River Reservation Marker - The View North image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2011
6. Walker River Reservation Marker - The View North
 
 
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