Duck Valley Indian Reservation
"94 miles later and Marker 151 awaits my arrival. 94 miles. That's an hour and half for one single marker. The Mountain City Highway, more of a bi-polar type of blacktop, speeds up to 70mph, then slows to 55mph, then speeds back up, then slows back down. The highway then traces a course alongside the raging Owyhee River at 45mph, only to speed back up, then ... yep -- slows back down. So much to do in so little time. What a great marker!" -- Journal Entry, May 2008
Original Date Visited: 5/18/08
Established in 1877 by President Rutherford B. Hayes, this reservation is situated on the ancestral lands of the Western Shoshone Indians.
The reservation includes 400 square miles in Nevada and Idaho and is home to Northern Paiutes as well.
Peaceful and cooperative, the residents have developed their culture from stone age levels to contemporary America, but many still retain ancient handicraft skills. Most residents are ranchers producing hay, wheat and cattle.
Duck Valley Indian Reservation is governed by the Shoshone-Paiute Tribal Council elected by the residents.
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