PEACE MAKER OF THE PAIUTES

Chief Tecopa was a young man when the first European Americans came to Southern Nevada.  As a leader among the Southern Paiutes, he fought with vigor to save their land and traditional way of life.  He soon realized, however, that if his people were to survive and prosper, he would have to establish peace and live in harmony with the foreigners.

During his life, which spanned almost the entire nineteenth century, his time and energy were devoted to the betterment of his people.

Chief Tecopa is honored for the peaceful relations he maintained between the Southern Paiute Indians and the settlers who came to live among them.