Sculpture Honors Winnemucca

March 6, 2005

During Sarah Winnemucca’s first trip to the nation’s capital in 1880, she pleaded with Interior Secretary Charles Schurz to send tents and supplies to Northern Paiutes of Nevada who had been forced onto the Yakama reservation in Washington state.  When she became teary eyed while describing Paiute living conditions, a Schurz deputy laughed at her and accused her of playing on emotions for her own gain.

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