American Indian Utah Tribes

Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah

About the Tribe

In the late 19th century, the Paiute bands in southern Utah coalesced into five bands: The Kanosh Band, Shivwits Band, Indian Peaks Band, Koosharem Band and Cedar Band. Reservations were established between 1903 and 1929 for all but the Cedar Band, whom the federal government overlooked. In 1954, the bands were terminated from federal recognition, with the exception of the Cedar Band who received no federal assistance and consequently suffered de facto termination. The tribe became ineligible for any federal assistance for 26 years. The results of termination which the tribe experienced between 1954 and 1980 had devastating social and economic consequences.

 

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