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By Aj Liebling,Elmer R. Rusco

In 1949, popular journalist A. J. Liebling got here to Reno to procure a divorce, which required that he identify residency in Nevada for a interval of six weeks. Liebling stayed at a visitor ranch at the shorelines of Pyramid Lake. whereas there, his reporter’s interest used to be engaged through a sour dispute raging among the Paiutes and non-Indian squatters who have been claiming the main agriculturally efficient lands of the reservation and the waters feeding the lake that was once the commercial and religious center of the Paiutes’ historic culture.

Liebling recorded the litigation over the destiny of the Pyramid Lake Reservation lands in a sequence of articles released in The New Yorker in 1955. Reprinted right here of their entirety, the essays talk about the affair intimately, following it from the beaches of the lake to the halls of Congress, and introducing readers to the colourful international of Nineteen Fifties Nevada. this can be a worthy checklist of 1 of Nevada’s so much enduring and important debates over the makes use of of the land and the valuable water that nourishes it. creation via Elmer R. Rusco.

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