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Burners Facing Traffic Stops While Traveling Through Tribal Land

Law enforcement officials from both the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs and Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe have been pulling over vehicles on their way to early Burning Man events.  

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that bureau agents and tribal police began pulling over drivers passing through tribal land last week, and the authorities are continuing this week. 

Monday, about a half-dozen federal and tribal vehicles, were seen stopping vehicles primarily in Nixon, a tiny town halfway between Reno and the Burning Man site. 

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Burning Man begins on Sunday and runs through Labor Day. 

One road, State Route 447, goes to and from the event, and a large portion of that road goes through the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe's land.