Near Nixon in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Kooyooe Panunadu - Pyramid Lake
John C. Frémont came upon the lake on January 10, 1844 and named it for the pyramid-shaped island just off the east shore. The Numu called the pyramid formulation (sic) Wono. The Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation was created in 1959. The history of the Numu people living here has been one of contention with encroaching settlers. With the Numu victory in the First Battle of Pyramid Lake, May 12, 1860, more European-American men died than in any other prior engagement west of the Mississippi.
Anaho Island, just to the south of the Pyramid, was established as a national wildlife refuge in 1913 and is today one of the largest White Pelican nesting grounds in North America.
Erected by State Historic Preservation Office, Pyramid Lake Tribal Office. (Marker Number 18.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28460 Pyramid Lake Road, Nixon NV 89424, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Guanomi Mine (approx. 7.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Pyramid Lake - The Nevada Travel Network. Despite the enormous changes which have overtaken the world since Fremont's visit in 1844, Pyramid Lake (which he named for a tufa rock formation on the eastern shore) remains as strikingly beautiful and as enchanting as it was before he came. (Submitted on September 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Pyramid Lake War - Online Nevada. The Pyramid Lake War of 1860 was the single greatest confrontation between American Indians and whites in Nevada's history. It was caused by the onrush of thousands of settlers to the Washoe country, lured by reports of valuable silver and gold deposits on the Comstock, combined with the lack of any effective organized government in the area. (Submitted on September 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.