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Paiute, a Native Language of Nevada

The stories told by members of the Paiute tribes have been passed down for many generations.  It is an oral tradition, which means that it is a story that is told to each younger generation, not a story that is written on paper and read from a book.  Ralph Burns, who helps to continue the oral tradition, lives near Pyramid Lake, where that band of Northern Paiutes are know as the Kooyooe Tukaddu People.

Photo Credit:
Ralph Burns