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“Sarah Winnemucca: The Life of A Paiute” Video Series

The first series produced by the Historic Fourth Ward School Museum’s “Last One Standing Studios” tells the dynamic story of the life of Sarah Winnemucca. Sarah was a Pauite woman who lived in Virginia City during the town’s formative years and later became an author and activist.

This three-part animated video series is based on Sarah’s own autobiography, which is a seminal document of Nevada and Indigenous American history.

Her “Life Among the Paiutes” is the first published autobiography by a Native American woman and gives us a tragic and stunning glance into a truly unique point of view — an early interpreter of a civilization being displaced by another.

You can watch all three episodes in the three-part series here.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

This series is paid for in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.