Native American Heritage Month, Did You Know?

As we continue to celebrate Native American Heritage month lets’ take a look at some Nevada Tribal Nation facts.

Did you know…

Nevada is home to four Indigenous groups; the Washoe, Northern Paiute, Southern Paiute, and Western Shoshone.

The Paiute and Shoshone languages are Uto-Aztecan, while the Washoe language is thought to be a unique form of Hokan, which was spoken by Tribes in California to Arizona.

Carbon dating findings taken from burial remains proves that Indigenous people have continually lived in the Great Basin for over 9,000 years. The earliest settlers came just under 200 years ago. The earliest known contact between Great Basin Indigenous and white settlers occurred in 1825.