Frank Winnemucca, Pyramid Lake elder, dies at 77
Frank Winnemucca, an elder of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada, died last week. He was 77.

Winnemucca was one of the last direct descendants of Chief Winnemucca, who led the Paiutes in the early 1880s. The chief’s daughter, Sarah Winnemucca, was known as an advocate for Indian rights. A statue of her likeness was installed in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in March 2005.

Visitation for Frank Winnemucca, a veteran of the Korean War, takes place on Wednesday. He will be buried on Thursday.

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Pyramid Lake Paiute elder dies at 77 (AP 2/26)
Services scheduled for Frank Winnemucca (The Reno Gazette-Journal 2/25)

Relevant Links:
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe - http://www.plpt.nsn.us

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