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Unique among Nevada’s six territories, Indian Territory is not bound by county lines, highways, or historical trails. Reservations, colonies, and other communities dot the countryside, but in truth, the entire state is Indian Territory.
Moe Royels’ lifelong passion for Indian relics has made Mary & Moe’s Wigwam Restaurant a renowned roadside attraction in Fernley. “People from all over the world come in to look [at the artifacts],” Royels says.
Two such grottos—Hidden Cave above the Carson Sink near Fallon and Lovelock Cave above the Humboldt Sink near Lovelock—offer glimpses into the lives of the people who used them for thousands of years.
Nevada may never have produced a more brilliant or complex woman than Sarah Winnemucca. Part saint, part sinner, part missionary, part camp follower, she was the epitome of the good-bad heroine.
Wovoka’s life spanned years of freedom and oppression for the Native American tribes of Nevada and the Western United States. He urged his people to live in peace in their new circumstances, but never abandoned his hope for a return to the old ways.
Powwows offer a sanctuary for people of all cultures. Also known as fandangos, these beautiful and inspiring ceremonies bridge past to present and connect generations, keeping culture, language, and legends alive.