Walker River Reservation

Mineral County
  38.95048, -118.81056

"This one might be better placed at the actual tribal office a mile to the east. I'll bet one out of a hundred people will actually see this one from the road." -- Journal Entry, June 2007

Along US 95 in the Schurz County Park -- Schurz

Original Date Visited: 6/24/07

Signed: Both lanes of US 95

  • Marker 92 in the far reaches of west-central Nevada
  • The doctor office in downtown Candelaria

Exact Description:
Although the area around Walker Lake in the Utah Territory was set aside for "indian purposes" in 1859, it was not until 15 years later that President Grant signed the executive order formally establishing Walker River Indian Reservation, on March 9, 1874.

Indian agent Calvin Bateman reported on August 31, 1874, that the reservation "is the home of at least six hundred Pah-Utes, who if absent at all, are only so temporarily. Here the government has promised them an abiding-place, and justice and honor demand that the compact remain inviolent. I am glad that the executive order .... reaffirms the obligation and sets at rest the question of perpetiuty."

In 1974, over 500 tribal members lived on the reservation. The total land area, including the northern end of Walker Lake, exceeds 300,000 acres, as it did in 1874.

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