Utah is home to eight sovereign tribal nations: Confederated Tribes of Goshute, Navajo Nation, Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation, Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, San Juan Southern Paiute, Skull Valley Band of Goshute, White Mesa Community of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and Ute Indian Tribe. These eight governments are representative of thousands of indigenous people with a history of perseverance in the face of oppression from local and federal forces. The Native Voices gallery showcases these tribes, and the lessons and activities this month are developed to expand on the meaning of Native sovereignty, to teach about Utah Native people, and to examine a tragic moment in Native history that took place just north of the Utah border.
Bear River Massacre
Enrich your understanding of Shoshone history and learn about the largest US massacre.Discover More