As Long as the River Shall Run, An Ethnohistory of Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation by Martha C. Knack & Omer C. Stewart, New Afterword by Martha C. Knack
"The history of the Northern Paiutes of Pyramid Lake in northwestern Nevada is fraught with the conflicts and tensions of the modern West - relentless encroachment by non-Indians into Indian lands; disputes over scarce water; endangerment of a rate and valuable species of fish - all played out on a stage that stretches from the centers of national politics in Washington D.C., to a remote desert reservation where an ancient people struggle to preserve the traditional center of their spiritual and economic life.
Martha Knack's and Omer Stewart's brilliant interdisciplinary study of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, first published in 1984, is considered a major landmark in American Indian history - a lucid and insightful examination of the Paiutes, their reservation, and the ongoing controversy over control of their land and the life-giving Trukee River waters that feed its heart, Pyramid Lake.
The complex interethnic relations described in this book offer readers a case study of the dominant issues in contemporary Indian affairs and the themes of the legislation and court decisions that are shaping the fates of native peoples. This paperback edition includes a new afterword by Martha Knack that updates the story and traces litigation since 1984."