%> Nevada Riches: The Land and People of the Silver State
Nevada Government & Politics
Riches, Ranching & Railroads
(1850-1900)

Something Must Be Done

"Something must be done to better the condition of the 'Poor Pah-ute' and 'Wa-sho'.  His present state is intolerable, and feeble is the helping hand that I am enabled to extend for his relief.  But in the sweet name of 'charity', I beg on his behalf that a home be made for him--some asylum for the starving outcast, where he can be taught to provide for himself, and be free from the curse upon now amongst the whites.  Truly said, the moral atmosphere about him is deadlier than death."
Very respectfully, your obedient servant.
F. Dodge, Indian Agent.

 
 
Reader: Bob Nylen
 

Photo Credit:
Nevada State Museum