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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Historically, Southern Paiute Bands were small and usually consisted of families that were related. These bands lived all over from the mountains to the deserts. Some members in the bands would move with the season so they could gather food along the way for winter months. The Southern Paiute people traveled to collect a variety of food and household resources. Those who could not travel lived in permanent communities where they grew corn, beans, squash, melon, and wheat. Two or more generations often lived together. Today, large families are no longer the trend. Many single parents have grandparents and other members of the family to help raise the children while the parent attends college, or go to work.

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