ERIC Number: ED198964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
NUWUVI: A Southern Paiute History.
Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Reno.
The first in a series of four histories of native Nevadans, this volume presents the story of the Southern Paiutes, or Nuwuvi. Based on interviews with tribal members and research conducted at numerous archives and record centers, the history begins with a description of the ancient culture and territory of the many Nuwuvi bands that lived, hunted, and planted in the western chains of the Rocky Mountains. Chapter two describes the first contacts with non-Indians, beginning in 1776 with Spanish explorers and including early traders and trappers. Chapter three discusses the opening of the Old Spanish Trail in 1830 and the impact of subsequent regular commercial travel across Nuwuvi lands. Chapters four and five chronicle the coming of permanent white settlers, conflicts between Indians and settlers, the usurpation of Nuwuvi lands, and the Indian slave trade. Emphasis is placed on the role of the Mormons, the first and largest group to settle in Nuwuvi territory. The final chapter provides the histories of four Nuwuvi reservations (Moapa, Shivwits, Las Vegas, and Cedar City), detailing numerous problems and abuses of Indian rights in connection with the establishment of those reservations. The book includes seven Nuwuvi legends, maps, photographs, and illustrations. Appendices contain a chronology of key events from 1700 to the present, a history of Nuwuvi land claims, footnotes, and a bibliography. (JH)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Literature, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Cultural Background, Federal Indian Relationship, Land Settlement, Legends, Life Style, Religious Cultural Groups, Slavery, Social Discrimination, Tribal Sovereignty, Tribes, Trust Responsibility (Government), United States History
Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc., 650 S. Rock Blvd., #11, Reno, NV 89502 ($7.00 plus postage).
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Books; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Donner (William H.) Foundation.; Nevada State Library, Carson City.; Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Santa Fe, NM. Research and Cultural Studies Development Section.
Authoring Institution: Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Reno.
Identifiers: American Indian History; Bureau of Indian Affairs; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Nevada; Southern Paiute (Tribe)
Note: For related documents, see RC 011 865-867. Paper copy not available due to publisher's choice.