Paiute Indian Culture

Cultural Resources Contact Information:
Paiute Tribe Cultural Resources
440 North Paiute Drive
Cedar City, UT 84721

Phone: (435)-586-1112 x107
Fax: (435)-586-7388

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Southern Paiutes are a peaceful people; they did not go into warfare unless they had reason to. Certain bands would join with the Utes or other neighboring tribes or bands if they needed help. Southern Paiute were taught to always rise before the sun. Paiutes are generally quiet and like to keep to themselves. They do like to tease and poke fun at each other and there are no hard feelings when doing so. Men and women had important roles in everyday life and they never broke their roles/customs. Men were typically head of the household, however women played a critical part in maintaining the household. In today's society men and women share roles and responsibilities.

Elliott Yazzie