Overview

Title: Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada records
Creator(s): Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada.
Collection Number: NC16
Dates (inclusive): 1930-1979
Physical Extent: 9.0 cubic feet (10 boxes)
Preferred Citation: Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada records, MS NC16. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Reno.
Repository: University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department
Permanent Link: http://dewey.library.unr.edu/xtf/view?docId=ead/NC16-ead.xml

Administrative History

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is governed by 10 Tribal Council members who are elected bi-annually in December and on staggered two year terms. The tribe operates under the Indian Reorganization Act constitution and bylaws approved on January 26, 1936 by the Department of Interior.

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe has a government to government relationship with the Federal Government. Therefore, the Tribe contracts with or receives grants directly from Federal Agencies or the State of Nevada to provide services to the Tribal members and residents of the Reservation. The revenue generated by the Tribe is used to support local Tribal government activities and to supplement the programs that provide direct services to the Tribal members or residents.

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribes' Reservation is located thirty-five miles northeast of Reno, Nevada in a remote desert area located in the counties of Washoe, Lyon, and Storey. The area of the reservation contains 475,000 acres or 742.2 square miles. Out of this acreage approximately 112,000 acres cover the surface of a terminal desert lake, Pyramid Lake. Pyramid Lake is one of the most valuable assets of the Tribe and is entirely enclosed within the boundaries of the Reservation. Pyramid Lake is approximately 15 miles long and 11 miles wide, and measures 350 feet at its deepest point.

Much of the economy on the Pyramid Lake Reservation is centered around fishing and recreational activities at Pyramid Lake. In addition to permit fees for fishing, day use, and overnight camping, the Tribe also receives lease revenue and tax revenue. Several Tribal members belong to the Pyramid Lake Cattleman's Cooperative Association and the Association utilizes the reservation desert open range to operate and manage the individual cattle herds.

Information on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and the Tribal Council comes directly from the Tribal website at: http://www.plpt.nsn.us/plpt.html.

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Scope and Content

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe records are divided into 14 series which reflect the various interests, concerns, and aspects of the Tribal Council. The majority of the papers span the years 1934-1969, though there are some included from the early 1930s and some into the 1970s.

Of particular interest in this collection are the minutes of the Tribal Council. Minutes cover years 1934-1979. Also included in Series 1 are board elections; bonds; bylaws; charter; and constitution.

Series 5 includes a large amount of information on what was called the "attorney controversy" which took place from 1951-1955. This controversy revolved around a dispute between the Bureau of Indian Affair and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe where the Bureau failed to approve the Tribe's contract with attorney James Curry. Also of interest in this series are a collection of bills presented to Congress by Senator McCarran as well as other miscellaneous bills all in regards to Native Americans.

Contained within the largest series included in the collection, Series 12, are papers and information on daily life in the tribe and includes birth certificates; death certificates; welfare; tribal roll and enrollment; housing and housing assignments; taxes; law enforcement; health and household records; education; recreation; rations; and religion (nontraditional). Many members of the tribe appear throughout this series, which makes it possible to trace one person in the tribe over a number of years.

The other series included in this collection, although smaller, are rich in resources as well. They cover various aspects of tribal relations with government agencies as well as tribal land management and use.

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the Pyramid Lake Tribal Council in 1964. A small addition was donated between 1979 and the late 1980s by Robert Leland.

Separated Materials

All photographs originally received with this collection have been transferred to the Special Collections Photo Archives as collection number UNRS-P1997-63.

Series 14 photographs have been transferred to Special Collections Department Photo Archives as collection number.

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Arrangement

  • The records of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe are divided into the following series:
  • Series 1: Tribal Council
  • Series 2: Carson Indian Agency
  • Series 3: Nevada State Legislation and Court Cases
  • Series 4: U. S. Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Series 5: Federal Legislation and Correspondence
  • Series 6: Inter-tribal Indian Organizations
  • Series 7: Tribal Budget
  • Series 8: Agriculture and Livestock
  • Series 9: Mining
  • Series 10: Fishing and Boating
  • Series 11: Miscellaneous Permits and Leases
  • Series 12: Tribal Society and Daily Life
  • Series 13: Miscellaneous
  • Series 14: Photographs

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog of the University Libraries, University of Nevada, Reno. Researchers wishing to find related materials are encouraged to use the following index terms:

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Administrative Information

Collection processed by Robert Armstrong, 1965. Finding aid prepared by Robert Armstrong, 1965. Finding aid revised by Jacquelyn Sundstrand and Jessica Maddox, July 2012 . This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 26, 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Records

Series 1: Tribal Council, 1934-1979 (46 folders)

Series 1 contains the records of the tribal council. Included are the bylaws, amendments, and correspondence regarding the incorporation of the council; minutes; bonds; elections; and miscellaneous information about tribal council activities. Folders are arranged chronologically within subject. NOTE: An additional set of minutes were donated at a later date and span the years 1964-1969. They have been interfiled among the minutes that were originally received.

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Constitution and Corporate Charter. Includes by-laws, amendments and correspondence relating to the incorporation, Undated
1/S1
2
Minutes, 1934-1939
1/S1
3
Minute book, 1936
1/S1
4
Minute book, 1939
1/S1
5
Minutes, 1940-1942
1/S1
6
Minutes, 1943-1946
1/S1
7
Minutes, 1947
1/S1
8
Minutes, 1948
1/S1
9
Minutes, 1949
1/S1
10
Minutes, 1950
1/S1
11
Minutes, 1951
1/S1
12
Minutes, 1952
1/S1
13
Minutes, 1953
1/S1
14
Minutes, 1954
1/S1
15
Minutes, 1955
1/S1
16
Minutes, 1956
1/S1
17
Minutes, 1957
1/S1
18
Minutes, 1958
1/S1
19
Minutes, 1959
1/S1
20
Minutes, 1960
1/S1
21
Minutes, 1961
1/S1
22
Minutes, 1962
1/S1
23
Minutes, 1963
1/S1
24
Minutes, pt. 1, 1964
1/S1
25
Minutes, pt. 2, 1964
1/S1
26
Minutes, 1965
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2/S1
27
Minutes, 1966
2/S1
28
Minutes, 1967
2/S1
29
Minutes, 1968
2/S1
30
Minutes, pt. 1, 1969
2/S1
31
Minutes, pt. 2, 1969
2/S1
32
Minutes, 1970
2/S1
33
Minutes, 1971
2/S1
34
Minutes, 1972
2/S1
35
Minutes, 1973
2/S1
36
Minutes, 1974
2/S1
37
Minutes, 1975
2/S1
38
Minutes, 1976
2/S1
39
Minutes, 1977
2/S1
40
Minutes, 1978
2/S1
41
Minutes, 1979
2/S1
42
Election of council. Includes announcements of candidacy, election returns, resignations, and correspondence regarding elections, 1934-1939
2/S1
43
Election of council. Includes oaths of office, announcements of candidacy, election returns, resignations, and correspondence regarding elections, 1940-1949
2/S1
44
Election of council. Includes ballots and election tally sheets, oaths of office, announcements of candidacy, election returns, resignations, and correspondence regarding elections, 1950-1959
2/S1
45
Bonds. Includes bonding of tribal officers and correspondence regarding same. (See also Tribal Budget, NC16/7/1), 1949-1957
2/S1
46
Miscellaneous Tribal Council: Correspondence, memoranda, etc. relating to various council activities. Includes resolutions concerning the pay of council members, Undated

Series 2: Carson Indian Agency, 1941-1963 (2 folders)

Series 2 contains correspondence, bulletins, and memos both to and from the Carson Indian Agency. The agency was originally established in 1858 under the superintendent for the Utah Territory. It was consolidated into the Carson Indian Agency in 1925 along with the Reno Agency and the Carson Indian School.

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Correspondence. Includes correspondence both to and from the agency, 1941-1963
2/S2
2
Bulletins, memos, etc. Mostly inter-office communication regarding details of administration, 1943-1955

Series 3: Nevada State Legislation and Court Cases, 1939-1951 (6 folders)

Series 3 contains court cases and state legislation related to Native Americans and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. Included are election returns; voter registration lists; election board appointments; court action and legal services; attorney contracts; correspondence; and resolutions. For more information on legal services see NC16/5/16-38: Attorney controversy.

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1
Correspondence and state legislation. Includes state election returns, voters registration lists, and election board appointments, Undated
2/S3
2
Court action and legal services. (See also Attorney controversy, Box 3 Folders 23-29 and Box 4 Folders 1-16), Undated
2/S3
3
Suits heard in Nevada courts. Includes attorney contracts, correspondence, and resolutions of the Tribal Council regarding same, 1939-1948
2/S3
4
Suits heard in Nevada courts, 1949
2/S3
5
Suits heard in Nevada courts, 1950
2/S3
6
Suits heard in Nevada courts, 1951

Series 4: U. S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1934-1959 (8 folders)

Series 4 contains information and papers regarding the U. S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Included are correspondence; bulletins, directives and memos; administrative information; minutes of the Commissioner's Conference in Salt Lake City, 1956; credit reports; policy statement; and Department of Interior press releases.

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2/S4
1
Correspondence on various subjects
2/S4
2
Bulletins, directives, and memos. Includes the Wheeler-Howard Bill (Indian Reorganization Act), its implementation, and tribal self-government, 1934-1939
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3/S4
3
Bulletins, directives, and memos. Various subjects, largely concerned with administrative matters as well as information circulars, 1940-1949
3/S4
4
Bulletins, directives, and memos: Correspondence. Includes administration and information, 1950-1952
3/S4
5
Bulletins, directives, and memos: Correspondence. Includes minutes of Commissioner's Conference, Salt Lake City, 1956, 1953-1956
3/S4
6
Bulletins, directives, and memos: Correspondence, 1957-1959; 1965. Includes credit reports for 1957 and 1958, and policy statement, 1959
3/S4
7
Department of the Interior: Press releases, 1949-1964
3/S4
8
Maps: "Department of Interior, Office of Indian Affairs, Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada, 1940." Range Units, 1962 [copy of original]. 2 copies

Series 5: Federal Legislation and Correspondence, 1934-1959 (48 folders)

Series 5 contains many bills and federal legislation regarding Native Americans. The bills are from the U. S. Congress and cover a variety of subjects. Also included in this series is information on an attorney controversy which related to the Bureau of Indian Affair's failure to approve the Tribe's contract with attorney James Curry, 1951-1955.

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3/S5
1
Legislative summaries. Includes status of all legislation affecting Native Americans considered by Congress, 1949-1955
3/S5
2
Legislative summaries. Includes status of all legislation affecting Native Americans considered by Congress, 1956-1959
3/S5
3
Miscellaneous bills: Wheeler-Howard Bill (Indian Reorganization Act). Includes also memoranda, etc., explaining the act and laying down policy for its implementation, 1934
3/S5
4
Miscellaneous bills: McCarran Bills, S840, 1938; S92, 1939. Includes correspondence regarding bills
3/S5
5
Miscellaneous bills: McCarran Bill S24. Includes correspondence regarding bills, 1943
3/S5
6
Miscellaneous bills. HR2724 Indian Competency Bill; S30 McCarran Bill; S999 to repeal the Indian Reorganization Act; HR4725 to confer state control over law and order on reservations, 1947-1948
3/S5
7
Miscellaneous bills, 1949-1950; 1959. HR4941 Indian liquor control; HR5208, S1407 Navajo-Hopi rehabilitation; HR5907 Indian livestock loans; HR5098 Long-term leasing of Indian lands; HR5099 Government purchase of Indian lands; and Assembly Bill 115
3/S5
8
McCarran Bill S17. Mostly correspondence to and from the Council, Indian organizations, and individuals concerning bill, January to February 1949
3/S5
9
McCarran Bill S17, March to June 1949
3/S5
10
McCarran Bill S17, July 1949
3/S5
11
McCarran Bill S17, August 1949
3/S5
12
McCarran Bill S17, September 1949
3/S5
13
McCarran Bill S17, October to December 1949
3/S5
14a
McCarran Bill S17, 1950
3/S5
14b
McCarran Bill S17, 1951-1952, Undated
3/S5
15
Miscellaneous bills. HR331 Alaska Statehood bill; liquor bill; and bills concerning tribal funds and appropriations, 1950
3/S5
16
Attorney controversy. Correspondence, statements, relating to the Bureau's failure to approve the Tribe's contract with attorney James Curry. (See also Box 2 Folder 24)., January to February 1951
3/S5
17
Attorney controversy, March to June 1951
3/S5
18
Attorney controversy, July to September 1951
3/S5
19
Attorney controversy, October 1 to 23, 1951
3/S5
20
Attorney controversy, October 24 to 26, 1951
3/S5
21
Attorney controversy, October 27 to 29, 1951
3/S5
22
Attorney controversy, October 30 to 31, 1951
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4/S5
23
Attorney controversy, November 1 to 2, 1951
4/S5
24
Attorney controversy, November 3 to 5, 1951
4/S5
25
Attorney controversy, November 6 to 9, 1951
4/S5
26
Attorney controversy, November 10 to 15, 1951
4/S5
27
Attorney controversy, November 16 to 20, 1951
4/S5
28
Attorney controversy, November 21 to 30, 1951
4/S5
29
Attorney controversy, December 1 to 8, 1951
4/S5
30
Attorney controversy, December 9 to 20, 1951
4/S5
31
Attorney controversy, December 21to 31, 1951
4/S5
32
Attorney controversy: Bills and accounts, 1951
4/S5
33
Attorney controversy: Hearing, January 3 to 4, 1952
4/S5
34
Attorney controversy, January 1952
4/S5
35
Attorney controversy, February to March 1952
4/S5
36
Attorney controversy, April to December 1952
4/S5
37
Attorney controversy, 1953
4/S5
38
Attorney controversy, 1954-1955
4/S5
39
Miscellaneous bills. HR1063 States have civil and criminal jurisdiction over Indian reservations; HR4985 Competency bill; S2515 Ending Indian Bureau; and HR1921 Alaska Native lands bill, 1953
4/S5
40
Miscellaneous bills. HR8982 Extension work among the Indians; S331 Heirship bill; and HR303 Transfer of Indian health work to Department of Health. Also includes various termination bills, 1954
4/S5
41
Miscellaneous bills. PL277 Liquor; PL280 State control over Indian reservations; and bills on land and appropriations, 1955
4/S5
42
Miscellaneous bills. HR3771 Transfer control of Indian irrigation projects to states; and S809 Loans, 1957
4/S5
43
Miscellaneous bills. S1176 Wilderness bill; and HR12005 Sewer and water facilities for Nixon, Nevada, 1958
4/S5
44
Miscellaneous bills. S953 Economic assistance to Indians; and HR23 Sewer and water facilities for Nixon, Nevada, 1959
4/S5
45
Claims: Indian Claims Commission, its establishment, aims, and activities. Also includes claims heard before the Commission. Specific reference to the claims of the Northern Paiute, which includes the Pyramid Lake Tribe, Undated
4/S5
46
Termination: Correspondence, memoranda regarding the various efforts to terminate federal wardship of the Indians, federal services to the Indians, and to abolish the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Undated
4/S5
47
Constitutional Rights Subcommittee, 1961

Series 6: Inter-tribal Indian Organizations, 1930-1959 (18 folders)

Series 6 contains information on various Native American organizations including the Nevada Inter-tribal Council; the National Congress of American Indians; the Governor's Interstate Indian Council; Indian Participation in White House Conference on Children and Youth; American Indian Development Conference; Indian Economic Development Conference; California League for the American Indian (American Friends); Association for American Indian Affairs, Inc.; and other miscellaneous Native organizations. Folders are arranged chronologically within subject.

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1
Nevada Inter-tribal Council: Correspondence, minutes, constitution and by-laws, activities and meetings, 1930-1940
4/S6
2
Nevada Inter-tribal Council: Correspondence, minutes, constitution and by-laws, activities and meetings, 1941-1965
4/S6
3
National Congress of American Indians. Includes correspondence, published material, minutes of annual conventions and press releases, 1943-1949
4/S6
4
National Congress of American Indians, 1950
4/S6
5
National Congress of American Indians, 1951
4/S6
6
National Congress of American Indians, 1952
4/S6
7
National Congress of American Indians, 1953
4/S6
8
National Congress of American Indians, 1954
4/S6
9
National Congress of American Indians, 1955
4/S6
10
National Congress of American Indians, 1956
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5/S6
11
National Congress of American Indians, 1957
5/S6
12
National Congress of American Indians, 1958
5/S6
13
National Congress of American Indians, 1959, Undated
5/S6
14
Miscellaneous organizations: Governor's Interstate Indian Council proceedings, newsletter, and program, Undated
5/S6
15
Miscellaneous organizations: Indian Participation in White House Conference on Children and Youth, 1959; American Indian Development Conference, 1956; Indian Economic Development Conference, 1956 [Arrow Inc.]; Resolution from the Uintah and Uray delegates, 1956.
5/S6
16
Miscellaneous organizations: California League for the American Indian (American Friends) reports, correspondence, and publicity releases, Undated
5/S6
17
Miscellaneous organizations: Association for American Indian Affairs, Inc. correspondence, published material, reports, and press releases
5/S6
18
Miscellaneous organizations: Indian organizations, Undated

Series 7: Tribal Budget, 1940-1960 (15 folders)

Series 7 contains information on tribal budget and finances. Included are monthly statements; travel vouchers; correspondence; resolutions regarding financial matters; ledger sheets; tribal funds information; loans; bills and receipts; and automobile and gasoline reports. Folders are arranged chronologically within subject.

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Budget. Includes monthly statements, requests for Indian Individual Funds, travel vouchers, correspondence, and resolutions regarding financial matters. (See also Bonds, Box 2 Folder 16), 1940-1949
5/S7
2
Budget, 1950-1955
5/S7
3
Budget. Also includes ledger sheets, 1956-1960
5/S7
4
Loans. Includes tribal loans, individual loans, applications, correspondence, reimbursement schedules, and delinquencies, 1937-1949
5/S7
5
Loans, 1950-1954
5/S7
6
Loans: Indian Affairs Manual. Includes revolving credit and tribal funds information, 1954
5/S7
7
Loans, 1955-1959
5/S7
8
Bills and receipts, 1940-1949
5/S7
9
Bills and receipts, pt. 1, 1950-1959
5/S7
10
Bills and receipts, pt. 2, 1950-1959
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6/S7
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Bills and receipts, pt. 3, 1950-1959
6/S7
12
Bills and receipts, pt. 4, 1950-1959
6/S7
13
Bills and receipts, pt. 5, 1950-1959
6/S7
14
Automobile and gasoline reports, pt. 1, 1941-1947
6/S7
15
Automobile and gasoline reports, pt. 2, 1941-1947

Series 8: Agriculture and Livestock, 1934-1959 (23 folders)

Series 8 contains information on agriculture, livestock, water rights, and land. Included are correspondence; resolutions; reports on water, forestry, agriculture, and irrigation; receipts; the Cattlemen's Association; cattle sales and claims; grazing permits; and livestock. (See also Assignments and Housing, Box 9 Folder 23.)

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6/S8
1
Tribal agriculture and irrigation: Correspondence and receipts, 1934-1939
6/S8
2
Tribal agriculture and irrigation: Correspondence, resolutions, reports of farm agent, and co-operative farm activities, 1950-1959
6/S8
3
Tribal agriculture and irrigation: The Extension Program and report, 1949
6/S8
4
Tribal agriculture and irrigation. Includes proceedings of conferences, 1950
6/S8
5
Tribal agriculture and irrigation: Irrigation bills, 1950-1959
6/S8
6
Tribal agriculture and irrigation: Farm plan report sheets, 1943
6/S8
7
Water rights: Correspondence, statements, bills, and minutes, particularly regarding the Walker River, Dodge Flats and Washoe Projects, 1934-1957
6/S8
8
Water rights, 1958
6/S8
9
Trespass. Includes correspondence and memos, Undated
6/S8
10
Forestry reports: Annual report, 1939
6/S8
11
Forestry reports: Miscellaneous sheets, Undated
6/S8
12
Cattlemen's Association: Articles of Incorporation, minutes, financial statements, and correspondence, 1940-1949
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7/S8
13
Cattlemen's Association: Record book, 1948-1949
7/S8
14
Cattlemen's Association: Correspondence, resolutions, etc., 1950-1959
7/S8
15
Cattle sales and claims: Disbursement sheets for checks, owner's records of livestock sold, and correspondence, 1940-1947
7/S8
16
Cattle sales and claims: Cattle sales, 1947-1948
7/S8
17
Cattle sales and claims: Cattle sales, 1940; 1947
7/S8
18
Cattle sales and claims: Cattle claims to railroad for cattle killed or injured by trains, 1940-1949
7/S8
19
Cattle sales and claims: Cattle claims, 1940-1949
7/S8
20
Grazing permits and leases, 1940-1949
7/S8
21
Grazing permits and leases, 1950
7/S8
22
Livestock: Trespass. Includes correspondence and court rulings, 1952-1959
7/S8
23
Livestock: Miscellaneous. Includes range conservation materials, requests for allotment of cattle, repayment cattle schedules, Undated

Series 9: Mining, 1937-1961 (6 folders)

Series 9 contains papers related to mining on reservation land. Included are prospecting permits; mining leases and royalties; and bat guano permits which concern deposits on the reservation. Folders are arranged chronologically within subject.

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7/S9
1
Prospecting permits, 1937-1954
7/S9
2
Prospecting permits, 1954-1960
7/S9
3
Mining leases and royalties, 1940-1949
7/S9
4
Mining leases and royalties, 1950-1955
7/S9
5
Mining leases and royalties, 1956-1961
7/S9
6
Bat guano. Permits and correspondence concerning the bat guano deposits on the reservation, Undated

Series 10: Fishing and Boating, 1934-1963 (6 folders)

Series 10 contains information regarding fishing and boating on Pyramid Lake. Included are permits and correspondence relating to permits; fish hatchery reports; and lake fishing reports. Folders are arranged within subject.

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7/S10
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Permits and correspondence, 1934-1949
7/S10
2
Permits and correspondence, 1950-1954
7/S10
3
Permits and correspondence, 1955-1963
7/S10
4
Fish hatchery reports, 1950-1959
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8/S10
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Lake fishing reports, 1955
8/S10
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Lake fishing reports, 1956-1958

Series 11: Miscellaneous Permits and Leases, 1936-1964 (12 folders)

Series 11 contains permits and leases not relating to housing, fishing and boating, or mining. Permits and leases included in this series are: store, trading post, and craft store permits; CAA, AF and navy land leases; trapping permits; camping permits; archaeological permits; timber sales.

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8/S11
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Stores, trading posts, crafts, etc. Includes Wai-Pai-Shone, various stores and trading posts, Correspondence, leases, and resolutions., 1936-1959
8/S11
2
Leases: CAA, AF, and Navy. Includes correspondence and leases relating to the military and aircraft on the reservation., 1943-1958
8/S11
3
Rights of way: Sand and gravel removal and stockpiling; railroads, highways and roads, power lines, telephone lines; rights of way to cross the reservation; sand and gravel removal and stockpiling mostly done by the railroad and the Highway Department. Includes correspondence and leases., Undated
8/S11
4
Trapping: Permits for trapping of fur bearing animals, hunting of wild horses, etc., Undated
8/S11
5
Miscellaneous permits and leases. Includes permits to sell on the reservation, camping permits, archaeological permits, timber sales, advertising signs, and making of movies on reservation, Undated
8/S11
6
Recreational and residential development. Includes correspondence, resolutions, and the Pyramid Lake Housing Authority. (See also Assignments and Housing, Box 9, folders 23-24 and Box 10, folders 1-2)., 1940-1958
8/S11
7
Recreational and residential development, 1959
8/S11
8
Recreational and residential development, 1960-1962
8/S11
9
Recreational and residential development, 1963
8/S11
10
Recreational and residential development, 1964
8/S11
11
Recreational and residential development: Pyramid Lake Housing Authority, pt. 1, 1963
8/S11
12
Recreational and residential development: Pyramid Lake Housing Authority, pt. 2, 1963

Series 12: Tribal Society and Daily Life, 1930s-1964 (54 folders)

Series 12 contains a variety of information regarding the daily life and society of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. Included are tribal roll and enrollments; birth and death certificates; welfare case records; ration records; housing records; health, facilities, and sanitation records; non-native religion; law and order; employment information; taxes; and other miscellaneous information regarding members of the tribe. Folders are arranged by group and in chronological order within each grouping.

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8/S12
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Tribal roll, circa 1964
8/S12
2
Enrollment: Applications and letters for membership and enrollment of children, 1934-1949
8/S12
3
Enrollment, 1950-1963
8/S12
4
Birth certificates, Undated
8/S12
5
Death certificates, Undated
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9/S12
6
Welfare case records: A-B, late 1930s
9/S12
7
Welfare case records: Calico, late 1930s
9/S12
8
Welfare case records: Ca-Cl, late 1930s
9/S12
9
Welfare case records: Co-Cu, late 1930s
9/S12
10
Welfare case records: D, late 1930s
9/S12
11
Welfare case records: F-H, late 1930s
9/S12
12
Welfare case records: J-L, late 1930s
9/S12
13
Welfare case records: M-N, late 1930s
9/S12
14
Welfare case records: O-P, late 1930s
9/S12
15
Welfare case records: R-S, late 1930s
9/S12
16
Welfare case records: T-Z, late 1930s
9/S12
17
Welfare: Correspondence, case studies, court judgments regarding old age assistance, servicemen's allotments, schooling, delinquency, eligibility, etc., 1934-1936
9/S12
18
Welfare, 1937
9/S12
19
Welfare, 1938-1940
9/S12
20
Welfare, 1941
9/S12
21
Welfare, 1942-1943
9/S12
22
Welfare, 1944
9/S12
23
Welfare, 1945-1946
9/S12
24
Welfare: Correspondence, 1949-1959
9/S12
25
Ration records: Records of rations issued to Indians by Welfare Division, pt. 1, 1935, 1937
9/S12
26
Ration records, pt. 2, 1935, 1937
9/S12
27
Ration records: Reports by the social worker concerning the sufficiency of the rations, 1935
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28
Assignments and housing: Requests for assignments. See also Development, Box 8, folder 8, 1940-1949
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29
Assignments and housing, 1950-1959
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30
Assignments and housing: Card file, record of assignments, acreage, water bill, and names, 1956-1957
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31
Assignments and housing: Housing survey. Interview by Frank Burnham, early 1960s
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32
Health and household records: Individual health records, showing diseases and treatments; household records supplements, pt. 1, late 1930s-mid-1940s
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33
Health and household records: Individual health records, showing diseases and treatments; household records supplements, pt. 2, late 1930s-mid-1940s
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34
Health facilities and sanitation: Correspondence regarding reservation health standards, sanitation, hospitals, and medical treatment, 1940-1949
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35
Health facilities and sanitation, 1950-1955
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Health facilities and sanitation, 1956-1959
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Health facilities and sanitation: Walker River Hospital, 1952
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Education and recreation: Correspondence and resolutions for tribal recreation, 1940-1949
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39
Education and recreation, 1946-1950
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40
Religion: Correspondence, resolutions, minutes, memos regarding missions. Includes no material on native religion, 1936-1949
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Religion, 1950
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42
Law and order: Tribal Council ordinances 1-7, 1937-1944
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43
Law and order: Petitions, bills, and regulations, 1934-1939
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44
Law and order: Correspondence, resolutions, Indian policemen, and reservation jail, 1940-1949
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45
Law and order, 1950-1959
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46
Employment: Time sheets, correspondence, etc., 1937-1949
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47
Employment. Includes estimates of irregular labor, 1950-1964
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48
Taxes: Withholdings, FICA, and incomes taxes, 1950-1956
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49
Taxes, 1957-1959
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50
Radiograms on various subjects, Undated
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51
Information requests, Undated
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52
Clippings on various subjects, Undated
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53
Miscellaneous personal correspondence, Undated
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54
Miscellaneous. Includes correspondence, notes, a Pyramid Lake Trust Agreement, Undated

Series 13: Miscellaneous, 1944-1961 (3 folders)

Series 13 includes miscellaneous papers that do not fit into the other series. Titles and descriptions of materials are included in each folder description.

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Northern Cheyenne Tribe materials, 1944-1945
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2
Correspondence to Avery Winnemucca. Includes both typed and handwritten letters to Winnemucca on various subjects, none of which relate to tribal affairs, 1949-1961
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3
Miscellaneous, 1948; 1959; 1961; Undated. Includes a speech "Free the Indians" from July 4, 1948; a letter regarding the 1959 Nevada Day parade; a letter from Don Crawford to Robert Leland regarding white men renting boats on Pyramid Lake; and one page titled "Chief Winnemucca Visits Governor Nye," undated

Series 14: Photographs