Most of my facts come from 50states.com. The other facts related to the native people of each state are found from various sources on the web. So let's jump right in with Nevada!
Nevada is the seventh largest state with 110,540 square miles, 85% of them federally owned including the secret Area 51 near the little town of Rachel.
Nevada has numerous mountains highest point at the 13,145 foot called Boundary Peak near the west-central border. It is the largest gold production county and second in the world behind South Africa.
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The Northern Paiute tribe
The Southern Paiute tribe
The Walapai tribe
The Washoe tribe
The Western Shoshone tribe
Some famous Nevada Native Americas are:
Sara Winnemucca Hopkins
Nevada is home to many great people. It has a great wealth of history and heritage. The lands fed the people that lived there for many years and the changes that technology has made allows many more generations to live there. We should look back on what was there and we have now and show appreciation for both. We do not need to take away the freedoms of those that live there and force another way of life on them. We are a free people to worship as we choose to. No government can force a relationship between a people and their God.
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State.
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Danbury Baptist Association, CT., Jan. 1, 1802 (link)
History of the Shoshone
Namaste & Blessed Be