Starting next week: The Pyramid Lake Indian Wars

Ever since I began writing the “History of the Comstock” column for the Comstock Chronicle, I have wanted to tell the story of the Pyramid Lake Indian Wars. The problem with this venture has been the length of the story being more than a weekly article could possibly handle. I have written several books about the history of the Great Basin Indians and I have decided the best way to relate the amazing story of the Pyramid Lake Indian Wars is to do it in a series of articles. I estimate the complexity of the story will require at least four or five articles to tell just the basic essence of this complex story intimately entwined with the History of the Comstock.

Check back in next week for part one of this series, “The Pyramid Lake Indian Wars: Williams Station Massacre.”

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About Dennis Cassinelli

Dennis Cassinelli is a Nevada author, historian and outdoorsman. He’s written extensively about American Indian culture and Comstock history. His book, Preserving Traces of the Great Basin Indians, contains up-close photographs and detailed pen-and-ink drawings of American Indian stone artifacts. It also contains a fold-out chronology chart showing projectile points across a 12,000-year time scale. The book is a must-have for every enthusiast of Great Basin archaeology. Dennis’s website is