Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada

Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada

About Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada

The Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada is a federally recognized tribe of Northern Paiute and Western Shoshone Indians in western Nevada. The Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada has a reservation in Humboldt County, Nevada. The reservation was established in 1971 and is 340 acres large. In 1990, 17 tribal members lived on the reservation. The Winnemucca Indian Colony joined non-Natives from Utah in suing the United States to prevent the detonation of 700 tons of explosives at the Nevada Test Site, which is on ancestral Western Shoshone lands. Members of the tribe had been forcibly removed from their lands on the Nevada Test Site, where nuclear bombs were tested from 1951 to 1993.

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