The Shoshone-Paiute Tribes are located on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in the town of Owyhee, Nevada. The reservation is located in a beautiful green valley on the Idaho and Nevada border. The site for this reservation was selected by Captain Sam, a Shoshone leader who compromised the plentiful wild game, anadromous fish, wild berries, fertile valley soil, and the abundance of water. It was determined this place has the greatest potential for prosperity.
It was established by Executive Order on April 16, 1877. Additional land was annexed to the reservation to accommodate the influx of Shoshone-Paiute people in 1886, and 1910. Today, approximately 2,300 Shoshone-Paiutes hold membership within the Tribes.
Where is Duck Valley?
The Duck Valley Indian Reservation on is situated in a beautiful, green valley on the Nevada and Idaho border. Established by Executive order on April 16, 1877, the site for this reservation was selected by Captain Sam, a Shoshone leader who felt that the plentiful wild game, anadromous fish, wild berries, abundant water and the fertile valley soil held a promising future for our people. In 1886 and again in 1910 additional land was annexed to the Reservation to provide for the Shoshone-Paiute peoples,who later came here from the nearby areas to live. Today approximately 2,300 Shoshone-Paiute hold membership at Duck Valley. Click HERE for more information regarding the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes HISTORY and videos.
Owyhee, Nevada is approximately 90 miles south of Mountain Home, ID via Highway 51 and is approximately 97 miles north of Elko, NV via Highway 225.
To get to the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in Owyhee, NV from the Boise area, head down I-84 E bound. You will take Exit 90 and pass through Mountain Home, ID. After Exit 90, merge onto U.S. 30 E, which will take you to ID-51. Turn left on ID-51 S where you will continue until you reach your destination approximately 93 miles away.
If you're coming from the Twin Falls area, head down I-84 W bound and take Exit 114 for Cold Springs Road towards Hammett, ID. Turn Left onto Cold Springs Rd and Continue onto Old U.S. 30 W. Turn left onto ID-78 W where you will pass through Hammett, ID. Continue through Hammett, ID and take a left onto ID-51 S. This road will take you to your destination approximately 70 miles away.
To get to the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in Owyhee, NV from the Reno area, head down I-80 E bound to NV-225 N in Elko, NV. Take Exit 301 and follow NV-225 N to your destination approximately 97 miles away.