Friday, July 4, 2014
Western Shoshone Bad Bear's 'Free Peltier' Photos June 2014
By Indigenous Resistance
Bad Bear said the photos were taken at Reno Sparks Indian Colony on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Bad Bear's father, Buck Sampson, said, "Reno Sparks Indian Colony was founded in 1917. Harry N. Dewey Sampson founded this for homeless Indians, first colony founded in the state of Nevada."
"Indian Agent C.H. Ashbury sent a letter to Washington written by Harry N. Dewey Sampson, asking for land, so our Indian people in Reno area wouldn't be molested by white settlers who was buying up the land where Indian people lived. They were literally ran off the land where they lived and hunted before the white man came to this area."