March 11, 2005
A bronze likeness of Sarah Winnemucca was unveiled beneath the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday as Nevadans honored the 19th-century Northern Paiute activist. The 6-foot statue of the native Nevadan became the newest addition to National Statuary Hall, alongside sculptures of presidents, generals and other noteworthy Americans. Members of Nevada’s American Indian community, including some of Winnemucca’s descendants, applauded as Gov. Kenny Guinn, the state’s legislators and House and Senate leaders paid tribute to the educator and author.