Last Updated:  May 16, 2016

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Indian Claims Commission (read how Northern Paiute leaders in the 1950s sued the United States for taking Northern Paiute lands in violation of the U.S. Constitution but reserved Northern Paiute rights, at all usual and accustomed places, to hunt, fish, gather traditional foods and medicine, and practice spiritual and religious ceremonies).

  • Findings of Fact, 7 Ind.Cl.Comm. 322 (March 24, 1959) (In addition to finding that the territorial lands of the Northern Paiute People at Summit Lake had been taken by the United States in violation of the U.S. Constitution, the Indian Claims Commission found that the population of the Summit Lake Indian Reservation in 1945 was 46 People).
  • Opinion of Commission, 7 Ind.Cl.Comm. 322, 381-82 (Mar. 24, 1959).
  • Interlocutory Order, 7 Ind.Cl.Comm. 322, 421a-b (Mar. 24, 1959).
  • Additional Findings of Fact, 7 Ind.Cl.Comm. 615 (June 4, 1959).
  • Interlocutory Order, 7 Ind.Cl.Comm. 618a-b (June 4, 1959).


Lahontan cutthroat trout

C.B. Alexander and R.L. Scarrpella, Recovering Summit Lake’s Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, Endangered Species Bulletin (July 1999) (

Importance of Summit Lake contributing Lahontan cutthroat trout to Pyramid Lake and elsewhere (

Water Quality

Summit Lake Ground Water Quality (