Paiute Indian Tribe

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Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah
Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah

The Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah is a federally recognized tribe of Southern Paiute and Ute Indians in southwestern Utah.

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Reservation

The Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (PITU) has a reservation composed of ten separate parcels of land, located in four counties in southwestern Utah.

History

Two Ute bands were absorbed into the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah. The Pahvant band originally lived in the deserts near Sevier Lake, west of the Wasatch Mountains of western Utah. Many Pahvants were removed by the US government to the Uintah Reservation, but some joined the Kanosh, Koosharem, and other settlements in Utah. The second band was the Moanunts, who traditionally lived near Sevier River and Otter Creek, south of Salina, Utah.
The Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah was federally recognized on April 3, 1980.

Today

The Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah’s tribal headquarters is located in Cedar City, Utah. As of 2006, 840 people were enrolled in the tribe. The Utah Paiute’s tribal chairperson is Jeanine Borchardt and their Vice-Chairperson is Lora Tom. They were both elected on April 7, 2009. The Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah operates its own programs for health, behavioral care, housing, education, economic development. Proposed economic development enterprises include geothermalplants, agricultural, convenience stores, gift stores, restaurants, hotels, and a cultural centers.

Bands

The tribe is made up of five constituent bands, who have been independent communities for centuries.

Cedar Band of Paiutes

The Indian Peaks Band of Paiute Indians received federal recognition on April 3, 1980 under the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Restoration Act. Their band headquarters is located in Cedar City, Utah. Their Band Chairperson is Lora Tom.

Kanosh Band of Paiutes

The Kanosh Band of Paiute Indians first received federal recognition on February 11, 1929. Their band headquarters is located in Cedar City, Utah. An additional tribal office is located in Kanosh, Utah, near their traditional ancestral home. Their Band Chairperson is Corrina Bow.

Koosharem Band of Paiutes

The Koosharem Band of Paiute Indians first received federal recognition on March 3, 1928. Their band headquarters is located in Richfield, Utah. Their Band Chairperson is Elliott Yazzie.

Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes

The Indian Peaks Band of Paiute Indians first received federal recognition on August 2, 1915 and have lands in Beaver County, Utah. Their band headquarters is located in Cedar City, Utah. Their Band Chairperson is Anthonia Tom.

Shivwits Band of Paiutes

The first reservation of the Shivwits Band of Paiute Indians was established in 1891. They received federal recognition on March 3, 1891. They have lands in Washington County, Utah. Their band headquarters is located in Ivins, Utah. Their Band Chairperson is Charlotte Lomeli.

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