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Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah: Tribal Bands

 

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Cedar Band; (Suh’dutsing) Cedar People

Formal federal recognition of the Cedar Band of Paiute Indians of Utah occurred on April 3, 1980 with the passage of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Restoration Act. [25 U.S.C. § 761, et. seq.] Section 3(a) of that Act states that the federal trust relationship is “restored or confirmed with respect to the Cedar City Band of Paiute Indians of Utah.” [25 U.S.C. § 762(a)]

Contact Information:
Cedar Band of Paiute Indians
600 North 100 East
P.O. Box 235
Cedar City, Utah 84721

Phone: (435)-586-9433
Fax: (435)-586-5915

2018 Band Chairperson – Travis Parashonts

Indian Peaks Paiute Indian logo

Indian Peaks; (Kwee’choovunt) Peak People – Soul, Spirit, or Heart

The Indian Peaks Band of Paiute Indians of Utah originally received federal recognition on August 2, 1915. On that date, President Woodrow Wilson signed Executive Order No. 2229, which reserved public domain land in Beaver County, Utah “for the permanent use and occupancy of two certain bands of Paiute Indians.”

The old Paiute campsite is about one-quarter of a mile southeast of the twentieth century village site that was torn down by the Utah Fish and Game when they took over Indian Peak.

Contact Information:
Indian Peaks Band of Paiute Indians
(435) 238-0772
PO Box 2062
Cedar City, Utah 84721

2017 Band Chairwoman – Jeanine Borchardt

Kanosh Band of Pauite Indians Logo

Kanosh; (kawnaw’os, willow jug)

The word comes from a willow water jug, made from split willows and coated inside and out with pine pitch.

Kanosh Logo meaning; a medicine man that sings songs to make it rain. This drawing was possibly made by Earl Pikyavit.

The Kanosh Band of Paiute Indians of Utah originally received federal recognition on February 11, 1929. On that date, Congress enacted legislation that reserved public domain land “for the use and benefit of the Kanosh Band of Indians.” [45 Stat. 1161]

Contact Information:
Kanosh Band of Paiute Indians
PO Box 116
Kanosh, Utah 84637

2017 Band Chairperson – Corrina Bow

Koosharem Band of Paiutes Logo

Koosharem; (Paw goosawd’uhmpuhtseng) Water Clover People

The Koosharem Band of Paiute Indians of Utah originally received federal recognition on March 3, 1928. On that date, Congress enacted legislation that reserved public domain land “for the use and benefit of the Koosharem Band of Indians.” [45 Stat. 162]

Contact Information:
Koosharem Band of Paiute Indians
P.O. Box 205
Richfield, Utah 84701

Phone: (435)-896-2823
Fax: (435)-896-8607

2017 Band Chairwoman – LaTosha Mayo

Shivwits Band of Paiutes Logo

Shivwits; (See’veets eng) Whitish Earth People

The Shivwits Band of Paiute Indians of Utah originally received federal recognition on March 3, 1891. On that date, Congress enacted the first legislation that formally recognized “the Shebit tribe of Indians in Washington County, Utah.” [26 Stat. 1005].

Contact Information:
6060 West 3650 North
Ivins, UT 84738
2017 Band Chairman – Patrick Charles