Raul Jusinto

Chief Tecopa


Chief Tecopa Peacemaker of the Paiutes
Tecopa (1815-1904).

Chief Tecopa Peacemaker of the Paiutes

Nevada Historical Marker 171 reads:

Chief Tecopa was a young man when the first European Americans came to Southern Nevada. As a leader among the Southern Paiutes, he fought with vigor to save their land and maintain a traditional way of life. He soon realized if his people were to survive and prosper, he would have to establish peace and live in harmony with the foreigners.

During his life, which spanned almost the entire nineteenth century, his time and energy were devoted to the betterment of his people until his death here in Pahrump Valley.

Chief Tecopa is honored for the peaceful relations he maintained between the Southern Paiutes and the settlers who came to live among them.

Gravesite is located in Pahrump, Nevada.