Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony and Campbell Ranch facts for kids

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Yerington Paiute
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Wilson Canyon near Yerington, Nevada
Total population
(1,200 enrolled members)
Regions with significant populations
 United States ( Nevada)
Languages
Northern Paiute language, English
Religion
Native American Church, Sun Dance, traditional tribal religion, Christianity
Related ethnic groups
other Northern Paiute people

The Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony and Campbell Ranch is a federally recognized tribe of Northern Paiute Indians in western Nevada.

Reservation

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Yerington on a map of Nevada

The Yerington Paiute Tribe has a reservation, the Yerington Reservation and Trust Lands, in Lyon County, Nevada. The reservation was established in 1916 and 1936 and is 1,653 acres (6.69 km2) large. In 1990, 354 tribal members lived on the reservation. The tribe had 659 enrolled members in 1992. The larger Campbell Ranch section is located at 39°04′42″N 119°12′30″W / 39.07833°N 119.20833°W / 39.07833; -119.20833 north of Yerington, while the smaller Yerington Colony section is located at 38°58′51″N 119°10′15″W / 38.98083°N 119.17083°W / 38.98083; -119.17083, within the city limits of Yerington.

Recent history

In 1937, the Yerington Paiute Tribe ratified its constitution and bylaws. They gained federal recognition under the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act.

Economic development

The tribe owns and operates the Arrowhead Market, a fuel and convenience store in Yerington, and Campbell Ranch, which grows alfalfa.


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