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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The Southern Paiute are a peaceful people who survived traditionally from farming and harvesting wild game and plants. Southern Paiute believe that they have lived in the area since the beginning of time. History has always been shared orally and there are no stories or memory of replacing others who lived in the area before. There is archeological evidence that the Southern Paiute people inhabited the region at least by 1100 A.D. European explorers first encountered the Southern Paiute people at the end of the eighteenth century. Today the Southern Paiute people living in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada are just like anyone else you would meet on the street. They have homes, jobs and pay taxes.