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Elko District Office
Release Date: 03/12/12
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2012-025

Shoshone Singing, Drumming, Hand games at the California Trail Interpretive Center

ELKO, Nev. – This Saturday, March 17, from 2 until 6 p.m. you can hear the talents of Native American singers and drummers at the California Trail Interpretive Center. Songs, passed down through generations of the Shoshone or Newe people, will be sung.

Featured performers are Bryan Hudson, Lois Whitney, Jeremiah Jones and more. These proud Native American Artists will pass down their musical traditions to the Shoshone youth of Elko and Battle Mountain as well as for the enjoyment of the general public.

Performances and hand game demonstrations are also scheduled. Visitors will have the opportunity to join in the games. Light refreshments will be available at this free event.

Shoshone Singing, Drumming, and Hand Games will be the last of three Newe Night events scheduled at the California Trail Interpretive Center. Contact Shania Cook at the Trail Center for more information.

The California Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is eight miles west of Elko at Hunter exit 292. The center is closed for exhibit installation but will be open for special events, school groups and prearranged tours and meetings. The Center’s Grand Opening will be June 2, 2012 as part of the 9th annual California Trail Days. Visit or or call (775) 738-1849 for more information.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 04-14-2015