Nevada Bill Will Protect Sacred Native American Sites


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Governor Steve Sisolak on Tuesday signed a bill to extend state protections to a sacred Native American site called the Swamp Cedars. 


The site commemorates the thousands of lives lost during three separate massacres by white settlers and US troops. 

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It’s an important step for tribal communities seeking recognition of their ancestral claims to the territory now known as Nevada. But Indigenous accounts of the westward expansion of the United States are still dismissed by non-Native people, or completely ignored. 


Amber Torres, Tribal Chair, Walker River Paiute Tribe; Taylor Patterson, Executive Director, Native Voters Alliance- Nevada; Willy Bauer, UNLV history professor and citizen of the Round Valley Reservation


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