As Long as the River Shall Run, by Martha C. Knack & Omer C. Stewart.
An Ethnohistory of Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation.
The history of Northern Paiutes of Pyramid Lake in northwestern Nevada is fraught with the conflicts and tensions of the modern West—relentless encroachment by non-Indians into Indian lands; disputes over scarce water; endangerment of a rare and valuable species of fish—all played out on a stage that stretches from the centers of national politics in Washington, D.C., to a remote desert reservation where an ancient people struggle to preserve the traditional center of their spiritual and economic life.
The complex interethnic relations described in the book offer readers a case study of the dominant issues in contemporary Indian affairs and the themes of the legislation and court decisions that are shaping the fates of the native peoples.
Paperback: 488 pages
Publisher: University of Nevada Press (August 1, 1999)