Utah Indian Tribes

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The following tribes at one time are recorded in history as having resided within the present state of Utah. If the tribe name is in bold, then Utah is the primary location known for this tribe, otherwise we provide the tribes specifics as it pertains to Utah and then provide a link to the main tribal page.

  • Bannock Indians. This tribe and the Shoshoni roamed over the northern part of Utah as far as the Uintah Mountains, and beyond Great Salt Lake.
  • Gosiute Indians. The Gosiute were a small body of Indians inhabiting the region about Great Salt Lake in northern Utah. They were long supposed to be a mixture of Ute and Shoshoni but are now known to have been connected only with the Shoshoni. They attracted particular attention because of their wretched manner of life, which reports frequently exaggerated unduly. (See Western Shoshoni Indians)
  • Navaho Indians. This tribe occupied, at least at times, a small part of the southeastern section of Utah as far as the San Juan River. (See New Mexico.)
  • Paiute Indians, Southern. The Southern Paiute occupied the southwestern part of Utah. (See Nevada.)
  • Shoshoni Indians, Western. The Western Shoshoni extended into northern Utah; they included the Gosiute, as above stated.
  • Ute Indians


MLA Source Citation:

Swanton, John R. The Indian Tribes of North America. Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 145. Washington DC: US Government Printing Office. 1953. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 31 January 2015. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/utah-indian-tribes.htm - Last updated on Jun 9th, 2012

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