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Beneath These Red Cliffs: An Ethnohistory of the Utah Paiutes
by Ronald L Holt
Utah State University Press, 2006
Paper: 978-0-87421-637-0 | eISBN: 978-0-87421-542-7
Library of Congress Classification E99.P2H65 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification 979.2004974576

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Ronald Holt recounts the survival of a people against all odds. A compound of rapid white settlement of the most productive Southern Paiute homelands, especially their farmlands near tributaries of the Colorado River; conversion by and labor for the Mormon settlers; and government neglect placed the Utah Paiutes in a state of dependency that ironically culminated in the 1957 termination of their status as federally recognized Indians. That recognition and attendant services were not restored until 1980, in an act that revived the Paiutes’ identity, self-government, land ownership, and sense of possibility. 

With a foreword by Lora Tom, chair of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah.

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