Duck Valley Indian Reservation

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Duck Valley Indian Reservation is located in United States
Duck Valley Indian Reservation
Duck Valley Indian Reservation
Location in the United States
Entrance sign to Duck Valley Reservation

The Duck Valley Indian Reservation was established as a homeland for members of both the Western Shoshone and Northern Paiute tribes of Native Americans. Isolated in the high desert of the western United States, it lies directly on the state line between Idaho and Nevada, the 42nd parallel.

The reservation, in the shape of a square, is almost evenly divided in land area between the two states, with the northern 50.2 percent in southern Owyhee County, Idaho and the southern 49.8 percent in northwestern Elko County, Nevada. The total land area is 450.391 square miles (1,166.5 km2) and a resident population of 1,265 persons was reported in the 2000 census, over 80 percent of whom lived on the Nevada side. Its only significant community is Owyhee, Nevada, at an elevation of 5,400 feet (1,650 m) above sea level.

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Coordinates: 42°00′N 116°08′W / 42°N 116.14°W / 42; -116.14