Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation
|Regions with significant populations|
|United States ( Nevada)|
|traditional tribal religion|
|Related ethnic groups|
|other Western Shoshone tribes|
The Yomba Shoshone Tribe is headquartered in Austin, Nevada. The tribe is governed by a democratically elected, six-person tribal council under its constitution. Tribal enrollment as a member requires a one-half degree Shoshone blood quantum (equivalent to one parent), among the highest blood quantum requirements of any tribe.
The Yomba Reservation occupies 4,718.46 acres (19.0949 km2) in Nye County, Nevada. The reservation is divided into two districts: the Upper, including Doyle Ranch, and Lower, including Bowler Ranch.
The Yomba band ratified their constitution on 20 December 1939, establishing an elected representative government and becoming federally recognized under the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act. They are one of several bands of Western Shoshone peoples.
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- Pritzker, 230
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- Pritzker, Barry M. A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-513877-1.