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Pioneers and Paiutes at Pioneer Museum

Presented by Daughters of Utah Pioneers - McQuarrie Memorial Museum, St. George at McQuarrie Memorial DUP Museum, Saint George UT

Mar 20 2021
Pioneers and Paiutes at Pioneer Museum

Glenn Rogers, Shivwit Tribal Chairman, will make a presentation about the relations between the Paiute Indian Tribes and the Pioneers in Southern Utah.

When our intrepid pioneer ancestors decided to settle this area, they were not the only ones here.  Their nearest neighbors were Paiute Indians.  If you ever travel on the old Utah Highway 91 to Nevada, you pass through land belonging to the Shivwits Band of the Paiute Tribe.

Did the pioneers fight with the Paiutes like in the old movies?  Did they both keep to themselves and simply tolerate each other?  Did they learn about each other and turn into decent neighbors?  Or, did they actually

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