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American Indians recognized for achievements

For most of her life, Harriet Allen of the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe has worked with children of all backgrounds to share the American Indian culture. “I saw them grow up, then their children and now their grandchildren,” she said. But through all her years of service, she never sought the spotlight. “I’m just the kind of person who likes to be in the background,” she said.And that’s the reason the Nevada Indian Commission honors people like Allen each year during its American Indian Achievement Awards Banquet, said Executive Director Sherry Rupert.“A lot of times, the tribes are an after …

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