BIA time line |

BIA time line

Nevada Appeal Staff Reports

1975 – Nevada Indian Agency dissolved. Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs created the Western Nevada Agency (Carson City), Eastern Nevada Agency (Elko) and the Southern Paiute Field Station (St. George, Utah).

1975-84 – Western Nevada Agency located at the historic Stewart Indian School campus.

1984-2004 – Agency relocated to South Curry Street and Hot Springs Road offices.

2004 – Agency moves to renovated first floor offices of the Carson City Federal Building.


n Who does the Western Nevada Agency serve?

The agency provides technical support, human services and programs to 11 tribal reservations and colonies of the Washoe, Paiute and Shoshone tribes in Western Nevada and administers 950,000 acres of trust land.

n What does the Bureau of Indian Affairs do?

The bureau administers and manages land held in trust by the U.S. for American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives, advocates for American Indian and Alaskan Native interests, develops forest lands, leases assets, directs agricultural programs, protects water and land rights, develops and maintains infrastructure and coordinates economic development.