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 Paiute traditional lands range from high mountains to deep canyons, and from forests to deserts. Because of these extremes, climate differs from place to place. In general, at higher elevations, there is more moisture and cooler temperatures than at lower elevations. The important information to note is that winter and summer provide most of the moisture from precipitation for the year. Water is a precious resource and Southern Paiutes traditionally knew where springs were located and took full advantage of all habitats and their resources. In summer, the high mountains and plateaus provided favorable living conditions with cool temperatures and available resources such as plants and wild game. During the winter when higher elevations grew too cold and snowy, the lower elevations and deserts provided people with warmth and resources.

Indian Peaks Area

Shivwits Area