Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony

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Fallon Paiute-Shoshone
Total population
900 enrolled members (1990),
620 on reservation (2000)[1]
Regions with significant populations
United States United States (Nevada Nevada)
Languages
Northern Paiute language, English
Religion
Native American Church, Sun Dance, traditional tribal religion,[2]
Christianity, Ghost Dance
Related ethnic groups
other Northern Paiute and
Western Shoshone tribes

The Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony is a federally recognized tribe of Northern Paiute and Western Shoshone Indians in Churchill County, Nevada.[3] Their autonym is Toi Ticutta meaning "Cattail Eaters."[4]

Reservations[edit]

The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe has a federal reservation, the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Reservation, at 39°31′16″N 118°37′03″W / 39.52111°N 118.61750°W / 39.52111; -118.61750, in Churchill County. The reservation, established in 1887,comprises 5,540 acres (22.4 km2). In 1990, 356 tribal members lived on the reservation. In 1992, 900 people were enrolled in the tribe.[3] Closer to the city of Fallon the smaller and geographically detached Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Colony, at 39°29′05″N 118°45′38″W / 39.48472°N 118.76056°W / 39.48472; -118.76056, has two separate sections that lie between downtown Fallon and Fallon Municipal Airport, northeast of the city.

Today[edit]

As of 2009 the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe's headquarters is located in Fallon, Nevada.[5] The tribe is governed by a seven-person tribal council,[3] with Len George serving as the Tribal Chairperson as of 2009.[6]

Numa News is the tribe's monthly newspaper.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Nevada: American Indian Area." US Census Bureau. (retrieved 1 Sep 2010)
  2. ^ " Northern Paiute - Religion and Expressive Culture ". Countries and Their Cultures. (retrieved 1 Sep 2010)
  3. ^ a b c Pritzker, 226
  4. ^ d'Azevedo, 464
  5. ^ "Lovelock Paiute Tribe." IICOC Business Directory. (retrieved 8 Dec 2009)
  6. ^ "Western Shoshone, BIA and Senator Reid Meeting Update." Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe. 17 Sept 2009 (retrieved 8 Dec 2009)
  7. ^ "Numa News Subscriptions." Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe. (retrieved 8 Dec 2009)

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Coordinates: 39°31′16″N 118°37′03″W / 39.52111°N 118.61750°W / 39.52111; -118.61750