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Paiute Tribe of Utah Petroglyphs

Attention all PITU Tribal Members!

 

Do you have a particular Dance, Regalia, or Drum beat that means something to you? Or do you have knowledge of the cultural significance behind it? If so, PITU would like to feature you in an upcoming article for our Newsletter, that focuses on the meaning of Dances, Regalia and Drum beats in our culture.

Please contact our Cultural Resource Manager, Dorena Martineau, at dmartineau@utahpaiutes.org or please call 435-586-1112 x 107 to share your stories and knowledge with us!

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Vala overlooking Bryce Canyon

Welcome to official website of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (PITU). The purpose of the PITU Website is to provide information about the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah to the general public. Please use the menu above to navigate the site.

The Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, or “PITU” as it is often called, was created on April 3, 1980 by an act of Congress (25 U.S.C. § 761). The Tribe consists of five constituent bands: Cedar, Indian Peaks, Kanosh, Koosharem, and Shivwits. These five Bands have independent identities as communities that date back hundreds of years.

The federal government formally recognizes both the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah and its five constituent bands as Indian Tribal entities located within the boundaries of the PITU Tribal Reservation. [Federal Register July 12, 2002 (volume 67, Number 134, page 46330)]

The PITU Reservation consists of ten separate land parcels located in four southwestern Utah counties. As of December 31, 2015, the total number of tribal members among the five bands was 918.