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HCN mourns the passing of Norman Harry

Leader of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe was known for his lack of pretense.

 

Norm Harry and his daughter, Autumn.
Kit Miller

HCN mourns the passing of Norman Harry, a leader of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. Norm was deeply involved in the historic water agreements that protected northern Nevada’s Pyramid Lake, and fought to end toxic munitions burning at the Sierra Army Weapons Depot. At a 2018 lakeside gathering, Norm spoke to HCN about his Great Basin homeland. “Norm had the least amount of pretense of any person I’ve ever met,” writes HCN board member Bob Fulkerson. “He could just as comfortably talk to senators and Congress as he could mix it up with Bernie bros or burners.”