Economic Development in Fort McDermitt, NV – a conversation with tribal chairman Tildon Smart

by Brian Bahouth

Title: Indian Woodcutter, Fort McDermitt, Nevada, March 1940 - image - Arthur Rothstein, US Library of Congress

The Fort McDermitt Paiute Shoshone Reservation is a tiny sovereign nation on the Oregon/ Nevada border. A remote location where most tribal residents live along the Quinn River, a twisting  corridor of green that emanates from the Santa Rosa Mountains. US Census data is spotty and potentially inaccurate, so on this edition of the Wild Hare, in an effort to better understand life on the reservation, we spoke with tribal chairman Tildon Smart.

For more on the Fort McDermitt Paiute Shoshone reservation, see an in-depth print report here.

Music credits in order of appearance as reported to the Public Radio Exchange:

Song: Numero Deux

Artist: The Dining Rooms
Album: Numero Deux
Label: Milano 2000
Year: 2007
Duration: 4:07

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Artist: The Dining Rooms
Album: Numero Deux
Label: Milano 2000
Year: 2007
Duration: 1:36

Song: ふわっと
Artist: 2814
Album: 新しい日の誕生
Label: Dream Catalog
Year: 2015
Duration: 3:04

Song: Signals
Artist: Seefeel
Album: Quique
Label: Too Pure Records Ltd
Year: 1993
Duration: 2:42

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Artist: Alex deGrassi
Album: The Water Garden
Label: Tropo Records
Year: 2005
Duration: 3:07

Song: Invocation
Artist: The Dining Rooms
Album: Numero Deux
Label: Milano 2000
Year: 2007
Duration: 4:07