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The book that Sarah Winnemucca wrote, Life among the Piutes, provides valuable information about the impact of Euro-American settlement in the areas where Native Americans had lived for centuries. But the book does contain errors. Sarah Winnemucca was writing about many of these events years after they occurred, and she sometimes made mistakes. For example, in her account of disputes between natives and Euro-Americans, she refers to a man named Flamens as the murderer of her uncle, Truckee John. The man's name was actually Fleming.
The most accurate understanding the history of the events in the past comes from studying many sources. Sarah Winnemucca's recollection of her life is one of many interesting and useful sources, and an important part of Nevada history.
Click the next three links to hear excerpts from the life of Sarah Winnemucca.
Reader: Alexandra Voorhees
Nevada Historical Society