Southern Paiute people

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The Southern Paiute people is a tribe of Native Americans that have lived in the Colorado River basin of southern Nevada, northern Arizona, and southern Utah.wikipedia
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Las Vegas

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Today Southern Paiute communities are located at Las Vegas, Pahrump, and Moapa, in Nevada; Cedar City, Kanosh, Koosharem, Shivwits, and Indian Peaks, in Utah; at Kaibab and Willow Springs, in Arizona.
Anasazi and Paiute tribes followed at least 2,000 years ago.

Pahrump, Nevada

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Today Southern Paiute communities are located at Las Vegas, Pahrump, and Moapa, in Nevada; Cedar City, Kanosh, Koosharem, Shivwits, and Indian Peaks, in Utah; at Kaibab and Willow Springs, in Arizona.
Pahrump was originally inhabited by the Southern Paiute.

Utah

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Today Southern Paiute communities are located at Las Vegas, Pahrump, and Moapa, in Nevada; Cedar City, Kanosh, Koosharem, Shivwits, and Indian Peaks, in Utah; at Kaibab and Willow Springs, in Arizona.
In the mid-18th century, other Uto-Aztecan tribes, including the Goshute, the Paiute, the Shoshone, and the Ute people, also settled in the region.

Cedar City, Utah

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Today Southern Paiute communities are located at Las Vegas, Pahrump, and Moapa, in Nevada; Cedar City, Kanosh, Koosharem, Shivwits, and Indian Peaks, in Utah; at Kaibab and Willow Springs, in Arizona.
Ancestors of the present-day Southern Paiute people met the Domínguez–Escalante expedition in this area in 1776.

Colorado River

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The Southern Paiute people is a tribe of Native Americans that have lived in the Colorado River basin of southern Nevada, northern Arizona, and southern Utah. Another large landmark that is culturally significant to the Southern Paiutes is the Colorado river and the Grand Canyon.
More warlike groups such as the Utes and Navajos often used horses to their advantage in raids against tribes that were slower to adopt them, such as the Goshutes and Southern Paiutes.

Jacob Hamblin

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The Mormon missionary Jacob Hamblin worked at diplomatic efforts.
In 1854, Hamblin was called by President Young to serve a mission to the southern Paiute Indians and settled at Santa Clara in the vicinity of the modern city of St. George, Utah.

Grand Canyon

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Another large landmark that is culturally significant to the Southern Paiutes is the Colorado river and the Grand Canyon.
The Southern Paiutes live in what is now southern Utah and northern Arizona.

Beaver, Utah

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The historic Southern Paiute inhabited the region well before encounter with the first European explorers.

Ute people

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Before this date, the Southern Paiute suffered slave raids by the Navajo and the Ute.
Some ethnologists postulate that the Southern Numic speakers, the Ute and Southern Paiute, left the Numic homeland first, based on language changes, and that the Central and then the Western subgroups spread out toward the east and north, sometime later.

Silvestre Vélez de Escalante

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The first European contact with the Southern Paiute occurred in 1776, when fathers Silvestre Vélez de Escalante and Francisco Atanasio Domínguez encountered them during an attempt to find an overland route to the missions of California.

Domínguez–Escalante expedition

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The first European contact with the Southern Paiute occurred in 1776, when fathers Silvestre Vélez de Escalante and Francisco Atanasio Domínguez encountered them during an attempt to find an overland route to the missions of California.

St. George, Utah

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Prior to the arrival of the first European settlers, the St. George area was inhabited by the Virgin River Anasazi and later by the Paiute tribe.

Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian Colony

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The Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian Colony is a federally recognized tribe of Southern Paiute Indians in southern Nevada.

Kaibab Indian Reservation

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The Kaibab Indian Reservation the home of the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians, a federally recognized tribe of Southern Paiutes.

Hebron, Utah

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Encouraged by the local Paiutes, the pioneers brought their families and organized a ranching community called Shoal Creek.

Pahvant

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In their way of living they resembled their neighbors, the Kaibab Paiute, and intermarried with neighboring Goshute and Southern Paiute.

Moapa Band of Paiute Indians

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The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River Indian Reservation are a federally recognized tribe of Southern Paiute, who live in southern Nevada on the Moapa River Indian Reservation.

Santa Clara River (Utah)

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They were replaced by the Southern Paiute, who also farmed along the watercourse.

Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah

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

Panaca, Nevada

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The name "Panaca" comes from the Southern Paiute word Pan-nuk-ker, which means "metal, money, wealth".

San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona

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The San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona is a federally recognized tribe of Southern Paiute Indians in Coconino County, Arizona.

Shivwits Band of Paiutes

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The Shivwits Band of Paiutes is a band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, a federally recognized tribe of Southern Paiutes in southwestern Utah.

Virgin River

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The river flows in a southwesterly direction, passing south of the old townsite of St. George where the Santa Clara River joins the Virgin at a place the Paiutes called Tonaquint.

Moapa River Indian Reservation

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It is the land-base for the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians, a local band of Southern Paiute Indians.

Tony Tillohash

* Tony Tillohash, linguist and politician
Tony Tillohash (born on Kaibab, Utah) was a Paiute Indian who worked with linguist Edward Sapir to describe the Southern Paiute language.