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The Paiute Indians were the first humans to make Nevada their home. We hear from three members of the Moapa band of Paiutes, Irene Benn, Evelyn Samalar and Lullaby Miller, who tell stories about the days before and after white settlers moved in.

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Anecdotes from four elders of the Moapa Paiutes

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Tocmetone (Sarah Winnemucca)Inter-Tribal Council of NevadaMoapariat Paiute woman gathering seeds, southern Nevada.


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Moapariat Paiute woman gathering seeds, southern Nevada. Photographed by John K. Hillers, 1873.

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