American Indian Utah Tribes

Ute Indian Tribe (Uintah and Ouray Reservation)

About the Tribe

The Ute People are called Noochewoo, which means "The People." The State of Utah was named after the Ute people. The Uintah and Ouray Reservation is located 150 miles east of Salt Lake City, Utah. The Utes own 1.5 million acres of trust land. They call the land their "Mother Earth," because everything comes from the earth. It is said that Ute lands were smooth until Senavahf (the creator) shot an arrow and it made the valleys, deep gorges and canyons. It plowed through the mountains, making them into hills.

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