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
Subjects: Sociology, History
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