Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

Log Number: NAB-250188-OLS-21

The Pyramid Lake Community Library in Nevada plans to enliven, preserve, and document cultural heritage by expanding its historical research and preservation work. Culturally relevant stories, songs, and other written and recorded documents from throughout the western United States will be added to the library's permanent collection. As part of a larger "mother tongue" language initiative to preserve, protect, and restore Native American languages, the library will add the Paiute language to a digital archive and make available a Paiute language dictionary for use on smartphones. They also will organize a community workshop to promote awareness of the importance of historical and traditional information and how that information is relevant today. To enhance skills, the library director will attend the annual conference of the Association of Tribal, Archives, Libraries, and Museums.