Pahrump in Nye County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Peacemaker of the Paiutes
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. Touch 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
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.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. 2. submitted on October 9, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. 3. submitted on October 10, 2015. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.