At the western edge of the Great Basin lies a vast stretch of high mountain desert with sage covered hillsides, towering rock precipices and majestic mountain ranges. Indian Territory, Nevada, is home to three major Native American tribes: the Washoe, Paiute and Western Shoshone. For thousands of years their ancestors were the stewards of this land.
Indian Territory was one of the last major frontiers to be explored and settled by Euro-Americans. This land offered native people the ability to sustain ethnic identity longer than other parts of the country. Even through past tribulations, they have remained strong. The Washoe, Paiute and Western Shoshone tribes still comprise a culturally rich and distinctive ethnic group.
Today, the tribes focus their efforts on political and economic change. Tribal members look to the future with hope for a prosperous and environmentally aware society that understands the value of cultural diversity.
5th Annual Nevada Tribal Tourism Conference, April 23-25, 2013
The Nevada Indian Territory in partnership with the Nevada Indian Commission and the Nevada Commission on Tourism is proud to host the fourth annual “Nevada Tribal Tourism Conference.” This year’s conferencewill feature a spectrum of professionals in the tourism and tribal tourism industries who will provide strategies . . . READ MORE
The Great Basin American Indian Artists
Web Pagse Are Now Live!
Indian Territory is developing a comprehensive Great Basin American Indian Artist Listing, and the web page is now live. Artists who choose to participate will be placed on the Indian Territory website at no cost.
This is an opportunity for American Indians to market themselves and their art.
CLICK HERE to check out the new artist listings.
Pyramid Lake Named as a Nevada Top Treasure.
After nearly 600 unique nominations and more than 500 hours of voting, Pyramid Lake was awarded as one of Nevada's Top Treasures in the "Discover Your Nevada!" contest. Encompassing 125,000 acres, Pyramid Lake is one of the largest natural lakes in the state and is the biggest remnant of ancient Lake Lahontan. The Pyramid’s significant role in the history of the Paiute Indian tribe also adds to its mystique.
The top 5 Nevada's Treasures for Indian Terriory were:
• Pyramid Lake
• Lost City Museum
• Stewart Indian School Campus
• Stewart Father’s Day Powwow
• Pahrump Social Powwow
For more information about the "Discover Your Nevada!" contest, CLICK HERE
For more information about Pyramid Lake, CLICK HERE