Walker River Reservation, Schurz, Nevada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 38° 57.142 W 118° 48.630
11S E 343115 N 4313049
Quick Description: This nation within a nation is on Highway 95 (Veterans Memorial Highway) in Mineral County, Nevada.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 12/9/2012 4:56:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMFWVF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
Views: 6

Long Description:
The Walker River Paiute Indian Reservation is a "nation within a nation" that was established by the executive Order of U.S. President Ulysses Grant on March 19, 1874. The Paiutes (also called "Agai-Dicutta", which means Trout-eaters) were the primary Tribe to settle in this set-aside area.

The Agai-Dicutta peoples were peaceful and had no chiefs since battles were nearly non-existent. The peoples began farming in the 1800’s and early 1900’s, with cattle herd along with crops of alfalfa which supplemented the fish that were harvested from Walker River and Walker Lake. Their diet also included small game (geese, mud hen ducks, wild jack rabbits, prairie dogs, ground hogs) and there was some harvesting of larger game also, such as deer, antelope, and mountain sheep. The tradition of harvesting pine nuts continues today, and there is a Pine Nut Festival the 3rd week of September each year, in Schurz.

Famous Residents from Schurz/Walker River Reservation : Wovoka, who also used the name Jack Wilson, was the creator of the Ghost Dance, lived in and is buried in Schurz
Type of Nation Within: Native American Indian Reservation (USA)

Tribe or Band: Paiutes (also called "Agai-Dicutta")

Address of Main Entrance to area:
Walker river Paiute Tribe
1117 Cotton Wood Dr
Schurz, NV United States

Land Area - Specify Acres or Miles: 529.970 square miles

Population: 800

Date when area was established or set aside: 3/18/1874

Open or Closed to Public: Open To Public

Website for further information: [Web Link]

Coordinates of site within area to visit: N 38° 56.294 W 118° 48.528

Visit Instructions:
Only one waymark per area (reservation) will be accepted, although you may log visits anywhere within the reservation because they oftentimes cover a large area. To log a visit to the waymark, please provide a photo of signage recognizing the area and a photo from within the area.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Nations Within Nations
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
find waldo visited Walker River Reservation, Schurz, Nevada 5/30/2014 find waldo visited it
nvtriker visited Walker River Reservation, Schurz, Nevada 5/23/2014 nvtriker visited it
Moredale visited Walker River Reservation, Schurz, Nevada 4/25/2014 Moredale visited it
grandmabetsy visited Walker River Reservation, Schurz, Nevada 8/23/2013 grandmabetsy visited it
ornith visited Walker River Reservation, Schurz, Nevada 12/27/2012 ornith visited it
Queens Blessing visited Walker River Reservation, Schurz, Nevada 12/17/2012 Queens Blessing visited it
CharlyBaltimore visited Walker River Reservation, Schurz, Nevada 6/16/2012 CharlyBaltimore visited it

View all visits/logs