Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony and Campbell Ranch facts for kids
Wilson Canyon near Yerington, Nevada
|(1,200 enrolled members)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|United States ( Nevada)|
|Northern Paiute language, English|
|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.
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 north of Yerington, while the smaller Yerington Colony section is located at , within the city limits of Yerington.
In 1937, the Yerington Paiute Tribe ratified its constitution and bylaws. They gained federal recognition under the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act.
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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