Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation

Coordinates: 38°52′19″N 117°29′28″W / 38.872°N 117.491°W / 38.872; -117.491
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38°52′19″N 117°29′28″W / 38.872°N 117.491°W / 38.872; -117.491

Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation
Total population
192[1] (1992)
Regions with significant populations
United States United States (Nevada Nevada)
traditional tribal religion
Related ethnic groups
other Western Shoshone tribes[2]

The Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation is a federally recognized tribe of Western Shoshone Indians in central Nevada.


The Yomba Shoshone Tribe is headquartered in Austin, Nevada.[3] 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.[4]


Location of the Yomba Reservation in Nevada

The Yomba Reservation occupies 4,718.46 acres (19.0949 km2) in Nye County, Nevada.[1] The reservation is divided into two districts: the Upper, including Doyle Ranch, and Lower, including Bowler Ranch.[4]


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.[4] They are one of several bands of Western Shoshone peoples.


  1. ^ a b Pritkzer, 241
  2. ^ Pritzker, 230
  3. ^ "GNIS Detail - Yomba Reservation". USGS. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "Constitution and By-Laws of the Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation, Nevada.", Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project. (retrieved 5 May 2010)


  • Pritzker, Barry M. A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-513877-1.

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