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Title A history of Utah's American Indians / edited by Forrest S. Cuch ; with chapters by David Begay [and others]
Edition Paperback edition
Published Salt Lake City, Utah : Utah State Division of Indian Affairs : Utah State Division of History ; Logan, Utah : Distributed to the Book trade by Utah State University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 394 pages) : illustrations (some color), map
Contents Introduction / Forrest S. Cuch -- Setting the stage: Native America revisited / Robert S. McPherson -- The northwestern Shoshone / Mae Parry -- The Goshute Indians of Utah / Dennis R. Defa -- The Paiute Tribe of Utah / Gary Tom and Ronald Holt -- The northern Utes of Utah / Clifford Duncan -- The White Mesa Utes / Robert S. McPherson and Mary Jane Yazzie -- The Navajos / Nancy Maryboy and David Begay -- Conclusion: The contemporary status of Utah Indians / Robert S. McPherson
Summary "The valleys, mountains, and deserts of Utah have been home to native peoples for thousands of years. Like peoples around the word, Utah's native inhabitants organized themselves in family units, groups, bands, clans, and tribes. Today, six Indian tribes in Utah are recognized as official entities. They include the Northwestern Shoshone, the Goshutes, the Paiutes, the Utes, the White Mesa or Southern Utes, and the Navajos (Dineh). Each tribe has its own government. Tribe members are citizens of Utah and the United States; however, lines of distinction both within the tribes and with the greater society at large have not always been clear. Migration, interaction, war, trade, intermarriage, common threats, and challenges have made relationships and affiliations more fluid than might be expected. In this volume, the editor and authors endeavor to write the history of Utah's first residents from an Indian perspective. An introductory chapter provides an overview of Utah's American Indians and a concluding chapter summarizes the issues and concerns of contemporary Indians and their leaders. Chapters on each of the six tribes look at origin stories, religion, politics, education, folkways, family life, social activities, economic issues, and important events. They provide an introduction to the rich heritage of Utah's native peoples. This book includes chapters by David Begay, Dennis Defa, Clifford Duncan, Ronald Holt, Nancy Maryboy, Robert McPherson, Mae Parry, Gary Tom, and Mary Jane Yazzie."--Publisher's description
Notes Original copyright, 2000
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-380) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Indians of North America -- Utah -- History.
Utah -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Begay, David.
Cuch, Forrest S.
Utah. Division of Indian Affairs.
Utah. Division of State History.
ISBN 0874213835 (electronic bk.)
9780874213836 (electronic bk.)
(paperback)