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Tribal Directory Locations: Nevada

<p>Native Americans have inhabited Nevada since the Stone Age. The tribes that occupied the land the longest included the Koso, Ute, Paiute, Washoe, Walapi, Panamint, and Shoshone peoples. Communities residing in Nevada either adopted a sedentary or semi-nomadic lifestyle. Sedentary Natives lived in shelters called pueblos and survived by farming crops like squash, beans, and corn. Additionally, these tribes hunted small game like lizards and snakes. Given how difficult it was to plant on the land in Nevada, more tribes operated a nomadic lifestyle. These tribes constructed temporary shelters out of saplings, brush, and willow poles to make moving quicker. Also, their social groups were as impermanent as their villages, so leadership was relatively informal compared to other tribes. Today, there are 20 federally recognized tribes in Nevada, consisting of 27 reservations, colonies, bands, and community councils. </p>
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