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The information here consists of data pertaining to the Sovereign Nations of the Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada.

Please review the important historical data in The Treaty of Ruby Valley


Dates that reservations, colonies, homesteads, and allotments were established

  • 1875-1879 Carlin Farms, Carlin, NV
  • 1877 Duck Valley Indian Reservation, Owyhee, NV
  • 1917 Battle Mountian Indian Colony, Battle Mountain, NV
  • 1918 Elko Indian Colony, Elko, NV
  • 1931 Ely Indian Colony, Ely, NV
  • 1937 Yomba Indian Reservation, Austin, NV
  • 1937 Odger's Indian Ranch, Butte Valley, NV
  • 1938 South Fork Indian Reservation, Lee, NV
  • 1940 Ruby Valley Indian Allotments, Ruby Valley, NV
  • 1940-1944 Duck Water Indian Reservation, Duck Water, NV
  • 1977 Wells Indian Colony, Wells, NV
  • 1914 Goshute Indian Reservation, Ibapah, UT



    Tribal Councils and how to contact them

    Note: The Te-Moak Tribal Council is the Oldest and largest Executive IRA Governing Body of Western Shoshone. The Te-Moak Tribal Council includes only the following Reservation/Colonies:

    a) Elko Indian Colony, Elko, Nevada

    b) Battle Mountain Indian Colony, Battle Mountain, Nevada

    c) Wells Indian Colony, Wells, Nevada

    d) South Fork Indian Reservation, Lee, Nevada

    Also with South Fork:

    a) Odger's Indian Ranch

    b) Ruby Valley Allotments


    TE-MOAK TRIBAL COUNCIL
    Chairman
    525 Sunset Street
    Elko, Nevada 89801

    Note: Duck Valley Indian Reservation, Owhyee, Nevada has its own Tribal Council and is established under the IRA.

    Duck Valley Sho-Pai Tribes
    Chairman
    P.O. Box 219
    Owhyee, Nevada 89832

    Note: Duck Water Indian Reservation, Duckwater, Nevada has its own Tribal Council and is established under the IRA.

    Duckwater Shoshone Tribe
    Chairman
    P.O. Box 140088
    Duckwater, Nevada 89314

    Note: Yomba Indian Reservation, Austin, Nevada has its own Tribal Council and is established under the IRA.

    Yomba Tribal Council
    Chairman
    HC 61 Box 6275
    Austin, Nevada 89310

    Note: Goshute Indian Reservation, Goshute, Nevada has its own Tribal Council and is established under the IRA.

    Goshute Band Council
    Chairman
    P.O. Box 6104
    Ibapah, Utah 84034

    For information on the 1863 Ruby Valley Treaty made between the U.S. Government and the Western Shoshone, including the issues of Claims, Land Rights, Environmental, and Sovereign Rights, or for more historical data contact:

    Western Shoshone National Council
    (702) 744-4381

    Western Shoshone Defense Project
    (702) 468-0230

    For Cultural, reservation and historical data, contact:

    Western Shoshone Historic Preservation Society
    (702) 738-4147

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