The Northern Paiute name Thocmentony (Shell-flower) was bestowed on this valiant daughter of Chief Winnemucca, and grandchild of the redoubtable Captain Truckee, a friend and supporter of Captain John C. Frémont.  Sarah Winnemucca sought understanding between her people and European Americans when the latter settled on Indian homelands. Sarah lectured, wrote a book (the first by a Native American woman), and founded a non-government school for Native children. She worked tirelessly to remedy injustice and to advocate peace.  Here at Fort Mcdermitt she served as an interpreter and teacher. In 2005, Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins was honored with a statue in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol.