SHIVWITS BAND OF PAIUTES

ABOUT OUR BAND

The Shivwits Band of Paiutes is one of several Southern Paiute groups that have lived since time immemorial in the area making up what is now southern Utah, northern Arizona, southern Nevada, and southeastern California. The Shivwits Band has always been known for hunting, fishing, gathering, and for the Shivwits peoples’ close ties to the land. Based on 28,000 acres of Reservation land near Ivins, Utah, the Shivwits Band was first recognized by the government in 1891 and then again in 1941. After being terminated in 1954 along with other Paiute bands, the Shivwits Band’s sovereign status was restored by Congress in 1980.