Cultural Resources Contact Information:
Paiute Tribe Cultural Resources
440 North Paiute Drive
Cedar City, UT 84721
Phone: (435)-586-1112 x107
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Source: Southern Paiute Cultural History Curriculum Guide
The Southern Paiute is not a written language, but is part of the Numic language, which belongs to
Uto-Aztecan language family. This American Indian language group is found in both the United
States and Mexico. Sadly, fluency in Southern Paiute is not common. Today there are limited
numbers of people who speak the language; although there are efforts to revive the language.
Further, the dialects or accents of the different Southern Paiute people have blended together or
changed somewhat due to intermarriage between bands.
Paiute woman (Vala Parashonts) teaching language
Why the Moon Paints Her Face Black - available through the Capitol Reef National Park Book Store.
Call (435) 425-4106 or click for more information.
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