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At the Indigenous Environment Network (IEN) meeting in Lee, NV on May 8, 2006 Raymond Yowell spoke of the Western Shoshone’s struggle with the United States. He recants the audience with the history of the Shoshone people explaining the various…

Letter to U.S. Claims office requesting what land lots remained vacant in the Elko Colony.

Gracie Begay is a member of the Western Shoshone Te-Moak tribe in Wells, Nevada. She was seventy-eight when this video was recorded. Gracie speaks of her great-great-grandfather Captain Joe Gilbert and the people from Austin and Reese River (Yomba)…

Evelyn Temoke-Roche is a member of the Te-Moak tribe of Western Shoshone. She begins by discussing the land of her ancestors around Harrison Pass and Ruby Valley, and how they were known as the Wadda dikka clan (rice-eaters). She goes on to speak…

Evelyn Temoke-Roche begins by telling us the history of the Temoak people of the Wattadicca (Rice-eaters). She speaks of the 1863 Ruby Valley Treaty and the implications and events surrounding it including the land claims. Evelyn also describes the…
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