ERIC Number: ED198967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
NUMA: A Northern Paiute History.
Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Reno.
One in a series of four histories of native Nevadans, this volume presents the story of the Northern Paiute people, or Numa, who lived, hunted, and travelled in the Great Basin area which occupies one-third of present day Nevada and parts of Oregon, Idaho, and California. Based on interviews with tribal elders and research conducted at numerous archives and record centers, the book begins with a description of the language, culture, and common practices linking the various Numa bands. Chapter two chronicles the influx of white men between 1820 and 1860 and the subsequent disruption and destruction of the traditional Numa way of life. Chapter three provides a detailed account of the Pyramid Lake War of 1860, the final battle between the whites and the Numa, following which the Numa were relegated to reservations and colonies. The final chapter contains eight sections, each devoted to a particular present day Numa reservation and the history of its population, beginning with the distinctive features of each group's original culture and reporting key events in each group's history to the present. Survival of cultural traditions, education, employment, housing, and tribal government are among the contemporary issues discussed. Maps, photographs and illustrations, footnotes, and a bibliography of over 100 entries are included. (JH)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Community Development, Cultural Background, Federal Indian Relationship, Land Settlement, Life Style, Natural Resources, Quality of Life, Social Discrimination, Tribal Sovereignty, Tribes, United States History, Water Resources
Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc., 650 S. Rock Blvd., #11, Reno, NV 89502 ($7.00 plus postage).
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Books
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; Great Basin; Nevada; Northern Paiute (Tribe)
Note: For related documents, see RC 011 864-866. Paper copy not available due to publisher's choice.