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Land acquisition for residents of the Las Vegas Paiute Colony: correspondence




1970 to 1971


Letters from Chairman Roy Silvrants of the Citizens' Committee for Community Improvement to Governor Paul Laxalt and Representative Walter S. Baring asking for assistance on proposed improvements for the Las Vegas Indian (Paiute) Colony. Letter from Acting Superintendent to Area Director John Artichoker about the housing program for resident families of the Las Vegas Colony. Letters to Congressman Walter Baring and Ned Mitchell asking for help acquiring land outside of the Las Vegas Paiute Colony for members of any tribe to live on. Letter from Alan Bible to Daniel Escobedo about acquiring land for "an Indian colony in Las Vegas." Memorandum to Area Director from Acting Superintendent about a group of Las Vegas Native Americans (who appear to be Chemehuevi, not Paiute) who want to acquire land. Letter to Congressman Walter Baring about residents of the Las Vegas Indian Colony wanting to participate in the HUD Self-Help Program, and about establishing a reservation with an Indian Center. Title status report about rights of way and easements for the Las Vegas Indian (Paiute) Colony. Letter from Acting Superintendent to Busena Escobar asking for socio-economic information on the families requesting land.

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hln001401. UNLV Libraries Collection on the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, approximately 1974-1990. MS-00961. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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