Historic Reno Preservation Society presents The Small Shall be Strong, A History of Lake Tahoe’s Washoe Indians
This lecture will give a brief, historical overview of Washoe (Wašhiw) people whose ancestors began occupying the Tahoe region up to 10,000 years ago. The lecture highlights the fact that Washoe history is an important, and often overlooked, part of the region’s history. It is also an important part of the national historical narrative. Topics covered will include the legal battle over Cave Rock, and the Washoe’s unique use of the General Allotment Act in 1887.
Matthew S. Makley was born at Lake Tahoe and raised in the region. He graduated from Douglas High School in 1993, thus ensued years of wandering across the American west from university to university in pursuit of an education. He earned a PhD in Native American History from Arizona State University in 2007 and joined the faculty at Metropolitan State University of Denver the same year, where he is currently a Professor of History. Makley enjoys exploring the canyons, rivers, mountains, and deserts of the West, often with his wife and two adult sons.
- Sunday, January 5, 2020
- 12:30pm - 2:00pm
- Downtown Reno Library
- Local Interest