On May 3, Washoe, Paiute and Western Shoshone tribal members joined airport officials and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to open a new exhibit at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport devoted to the culture and traditions of the state's American Indians.
"The corner exhibit, against a backdrop textured like an Indian basket, features videos, photographs, display cases and a stone carving in the shape of Nevada depicting areas where the state’s tribes originate," notes the Reno Gazette-Journal. The $20,000 display was created by the Nevada Indian Commission.
The purpose of the exhibit, called Nevada's Indian Territory, is to educate the 3.8 million tourists and other travelers that pass through the airport annually of the history and culture of the state's American Indians.
“This project will showcase and raise awareness of Nevada’s indigenous people,” Gov. Sandoval said.
TravelNevada.com reports that Nevada's Indian Territory "consists of a wall of photographs on a background resembling a traditional American Indian basket, a tule duck decoy created by Mike Williams of the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe, a cradleboard created by Bernita Tetin from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and a flat screen projecting videos about Nevada’s Indian culture."
You can watch one of those videos here:
And watch a video of the grand opening celebration here: