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The Southern Paiute traditionally lived in the Colorado River basin and Mojave Desert in northern Arizona and southeastern California including Owens Valley, southern Nevada and southern Utah. Terminated as a tribe in 1954 under federal efforts at assimilation, the Southern Paiutes regained federal recognition in 1980. Many of these Paiutes traded with coastal tribes; for example. tribes of the Owens Valley have been proven to trade with the Chumash of the Central Coast, based upon archaeological recovery at Morro Creek. A band of Southern Paiutes at Willow Springs and Navajo Mountain, south of the Grand Canyon, reside inside the Navajo Indian Reservation. These "San Juan Paiutes" were officially recognized as a tribe by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1980. (From Wikipedia)

Taken during Pow Wow at the Paiute Indian Reservation 15 north of Las Vegas.

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