Federal Recognition
Paiute Tribe of Utah celebrates 26 years of restoration

The Paiute Tribe of Utah celebrated 26 years of restoration as a federally recognized tribe.

In 1954, the federal government terminated four of the five Paiute bands in Utah. As a result, nearly one-half of the tribal population died and about 15,000 acres of tribal lands were lost.

On April 3, 1980, the tribe regained recognition. To mark the occasion, the tribe held a powwow and picnic last weekend.

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Powwow Celebrates Tribe Restoration (The Cedar City News 6/15)

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