Where Did the Paiute Live?


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The Paiute Native American people have lived in many different regions for the past thousand years including Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona. The Paiute people like to move around a lot in order to find the best places to gather food and hunt animals, leading to a more nomadic lifestyle.

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The Paiute people are well versed with plants and have used more than 96 species of plants in their everyday lives in addition to hunting animals ranging from birds to fish and mammals. The Paiute people lived peacefully with their Utes neighbors for the most part until the Mormon people moved into the area and began killing the Paiute. The Paiute were forced to live on a reservation in 1891 by the United States government in response to the Mormon and Paiute conflict.

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