Native Americans: Paiutes
These links are about the Paiute Native American tribe who live in Western states, including Utah. There is information about the history of the tribe and what life is like for Paiute Indians today. Many of the sites include photographs. There are also sites on legends of the Paiute and the Paiute language. Information about two famous Paiutes is included. There are links to eThemes resources on Native American culture and Utah History.
America's Library: Circle of Wellness
Read about the circle and why it is such an important symbol to the Native Americans of Utah.
The Paiute Tribe of Utah
This text intensive website is an in-depth look at the history of the Paiutes in Utah. Includes a section on "Paiute Indians Today." The text may be too advanced for younger students, but is good background information for teachers and older students.
Paiute Indians: Ghost Dancers
This site includes a history of the Northern and Southern Paiute, the prophet Wovoka, and the "ghost dance." Also includes a link to another page on "Paiute Legends" at the bottom of the page.
Countries and Their Cultures: Paiutes
This extensive encyclopedia article includes information on all aspects of Pauite life and history up until modern times. NOTE: This site includes banner ads and sponsored links.
Read this short encyclopedia article about the Paiutes. NOTE: This site includes pop-up ads.
FactMonster: Sarah Winnemucca
Read about the life of Sarah Winnemucca, a famous Northern Paiute. NOTE: This site includes pop-up ads.
FactMonster: Ghost Dance
Read about this Native American ritual that originated with a Paiute prophet. NOTE: This site includes pop-up ads.
Fact Monster: Wovoka
This is an encyclopedia article about the Paiute prophet who started the "Ghost Dance" ritual.
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Read this legend about how the Paiute and Shoshone tribes came to the West.
Why the North Star Stands Still
Read this Paiute legend about the North Star.
eThemes Resource: Utah: History
Learn about Utah's history and the people who lived in the area. Includes information about Native American tribes, pioneer settlers, and Mormons. View historical photographs and read diaries written 150 years ago. Find out what the state name means. There are links to eThemes Resources on Utah's state symbols, the transcontinental railroad, and pioneer life.
eThemes Resource: Native American Culture
Learn more about the cultures of various Native American tribes. Some sites emphasize that these are "live" cultures because there are more than a million American Indians living today. Watch videos of a powwow, read biographies of famous Native Americans, and view paintings and photographs. Includes population statistics on the largest tribes and information about the controversy over the use of Native Americans as school mascots.
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