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Tribal Headquarters

Summit Lake Paiute Tribe
2255 Green Vista Dr. Ste. 402
Sparks, NV 89431
Phone: 775-827-9670
Toll Free: 800-335-7978


Brief Timeline

Additional References to the History of the Tribe and/or Band



The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:


The Summit Lake Reservation was established 14 January 1913 by Executive Order #1681. Adjustments were made in 1928, 1949, 1950, and 1959[1].

The Summit Lake Reservation is located in Humboldt County in western Nevada, about 80 miles southwest of Denio.

Established -- 14 January 1913
Agency (BIA) -- Western Nevada Agency
Principal tribes -- Paiute
Population -- 1969: tribal enrollment 50 [2]

Important Websites

  • Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada Wikpedia


  1. AAA, a web site celebrating American Indian Tribes of the US and Canada Available online
  2. Indian Reservations A State and Federal Handbook. Compiled by The Confederation of American Indians, New York, N.Y. McFarland and Co. Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina, c. 1986. FHL book 970.1 In2