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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Spirituality plays an important role in everyday lives of Southern Paiute people. There is no church, or name associated with religion other than the belief in the Creator or God, which are the same. Southern Paiutes believe that the Mother Earth is their church, and prayer is given at any time, and place. They don't have "gods" that they pray to, but they will give offerings to plants, animals and anything on mother earth as thanks for giving life to the Southern Paiute people. There is no one day put aside for prayer, prayer is given every day, and that every day is the Creator’s day. However, today some Southern Paiutes belong to the Native American Church and other religions.