The Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada is a federally recognized indian tribe made up of Northern Paiute and Western Shoshone Indians in western Nevada.
Official Tribal Name: Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada
Physical Address: 322 W. 6th Street, PO Box 1370, Winnemucca, Nevada 89446.
Alternate Address: Thomas R Wasson, Chairman, 245 East Liberty Street, Suite 450, Reno, Nevada 89501
Alternate Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1797, Woodbridge, Ca 95258
Email: [email protected]
NOTE: There has been a dispute between the Paiute and Shoshone factions of this tribe over who is the current legally elected tribal council. Please refer to this information about upcoming Winnemucca Indian Colony Tribal Council Elections.
Official Website: http://www.winnemuccaindiancolony.com
Recognition Status: Federally Recognized
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Also known as: The Western Band of the Western Bands of the Shoshone Nation of Indians.
Also known as: Tsoso-Wee Band of Western Bands of Western Shoshone Nation
Also known as: Western Band of Western Shoshone
Also known as: Pah-Utah Indians
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Region: Great Basin
State(s) Today: Nevada
Reservation: Winnemucca Indian Colony
Establised: 18 June, 1917 – Executive Order 60 acres were set aside
08 February, 1918 – Executive Order 60 acres were set aside
21 May, 1928 – (45 Stat. 618) added 10 acres
29 May, 1928 – (45 Stat. 899) added 10 acres
Location: One block West of Bridge Street, three-quarters of a mile South of downtown Winnemucca, Humboldt County, Nevada
Land Area: 340 acres of Tribal Land
Tribal Headquarters: Winnemucca, Nevada
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Registered Population Today:
17 enrolled members in 1992.
Tribal Enrollment Requirements:
Basically, you must be at least 1/4 Western Shoshone or Northern Paiute and be descended from someone on the Winnemucca Indian Colony Census of 1916.
Tribal Enrollment Orndinances for the Winnemucca Indian Colony
Charter: Organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of 18 June 1934 (48 Stat. 984) as amended. Constitution and By-Laws of the Winnemucca Colony approved 05 March, 1971.
Name of Governing Body: Winnemucca Indian Colony Tribal Council (WIC)
Number of Council members: 5
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Number of Executive Officers: an elected Chairman
Western Nevada Agency
Carson City, Nevada 89701
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Death Valley Timbisha Shoshone |
Duck Valley Paiute | Pyramid Lake Paiute | Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe | Fort Independence Paiute | Ft. McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe | Goshute Confederated Tribes | Kaibab Band of Paiute | Las Vegas Paiute Tribe | Lovelock Paiute Tribe | Moapa River Reservation | Reno/Sparks Indian Colony | Summit Lake Paiute Tribe | Walker River Paiute Tribe | Yerington Paiute Tribe
Ely Shoshone Tribe | Duckwater Shoshone | Yomba Shoshone Tribe | Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians (comprised of the Battle Mountain Band, Elko Band, South Fork Band, and Wells Band)
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