Services held for Paiute elder Frank Winnemucca
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada paid tribute to elder Frank Winnemucca, who died February 21 at the age of 77.

More than 150 people attended services on the reservation. Attendees recalled Winnemucca as a Korean War veteran, Paiute language educator and substance abuse counselor.

Winnemucca was one of the last direct descendants of Chief Winnemucca, who led the Northern Paiute people 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.

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150 remember Paiute elder (The Reno Gazette-Journal 2/29)

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

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