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Native American Tribes of Nevada

Welcome to our Nevada State Facts section, part of an educational project designed to provide information about indigenous people in different U.S. states. Follow the links to the right of our tribal map for more information about the language, culture and history of each Nevada tribe, or scroll below the map for Nevada Indian activities including a wordsearch, fact sheets, and words from the Native American languages of Nevada. Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!

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American Indians in Nevada

The original inhabitants of the area that is now Nevada included:

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*The Northern Paiute tribe
*The Southern Paiute tribe
*The Walapai tribe
*The Washoe tribe
*The Western Shoshone tribe

Teaching and learning activities about Nevada Indians:

Feel free to print these out for classroom use!

*Nevada Tribes Word Search: Printable puzzle hiding the names of Nevada's Indian tribes.
*Nevada Language Greetings: Learn to say "hello" in several Native Nevada languages.
*Nevada Native Animals: Learn the Native American names of Nevada animals.
*Nevada Indian Facts for Kids: Answers to frequently asked questions about the tribes of Nevada.
    We currently have pages for the Shoshone and Ute tribes.

Recommended books about Nevada Native Americans:

*Native Americans of California and Nevada: A good book on the culture and history of Nevada Indian tribes.
*Nevada Indians: Introducing Nevada's Native American history and culture to kids.
*Encyclopedia of Nevada Indians: Thorough reference book about the Native American tribes of Nevada.
*Great Basin Indians: Excellent reference on the Native American tribes of Nevada, Utah, and the rest of the Great Basin.

Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Nevada state:

*Nevada Urban Indians:
    Nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Native American culture and community in Nevada.
*Nevada Indian Tribes:
    Historical profiles of the American Indian tribes native to Nevada.
*Native Americans in Early Nevada:
    History of the native tribes of Nevada, including biographies of famous Nevada Indians.

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