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Nevada Government & Politics
Riches, Ranching & Railroads
(1850-1900)

A Plea to Gov. Nye

"In 1864-5 there was a governor by the name of Nye.  There were no whites living on the reservation at that time, and there was not any agent as yet.  My people were living there and fishing, as they had always done.  Some white men came down from Virginia City to fish.  My people went up to Carson City to tell Governor Nye that some white men were fishing on their reservation.  He sent down some soldiers to drive them away.  Mr. Nye is the only governor who ever helped my people,--I mean that protected them when they called on him in this way."
 
 
Reader: Alexandra Voorhees
 

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Nevada Historical Society