|English: Kaibab Band of Paiutes Tribe member Angie Bulletts weaves a traditional Paiute cradleboard during the kids campout at Jacob Lake, Ariz. on June 3 and 4 (Credit Photo to: U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|English: San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizone emblem, recreated in Photoshop (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
The Paiute were a nomadic clan, constantly moving, traveling and searching for larger land with more resources to gather and grow.
They were not necessarily skilled in craftsmanship, making it difficult for them to be ever become proficient hunters.
The Paiute were quite zen and practiced meditation frequently; they believed that it contributed to their spiritual and religious practice which was based upon the ideology that everything within the universe contained a thriving life force.
This tribe valued health, fertility, and beneficial weather conditions above all else, and had no desire to possess material items such as elaborate art, excessive clothing or intricate jewellery.
The origin of the word Paiute is unclear. Some anthropologists have interpreted it as "Water Ute" or "True Ute".Paiute (//; also Piute) refers to three closely related groups of indigenous peoples of the Great Basin:
The Northern Paiute call themselves Numa (sometimes written Numu); the Southern Paiute call themselves Nuwuvi; both terms mean "the people".
The Northern Paiute are sometimes referred to as Paviotso. Early Spanish explorers called the Southern Paiute Payuchi (they did not make contact with the Northern Paiute).
Early Euro-American settlers often referred to both groups of Paiute as "Diggers" (presumably because of their practice of digging for roots for food). As the Paiute consider the term derogatory, they discourage its use
- Northern Paiute of California, Idaho, Nevada and Oregon.
- Owens Valley Paiute of California and Nevada.
- Southern Paiute of Arizona, southeastern California, Nevada and Utah.
THERE THAT IS THE PAIUTE PEOPLE... now we all know hey!
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