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also Pi·ute  (pī′yo͞ot′)
n. pl. Paiute or Pai·utes also Piute or Pi·utes
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting eastern Oregon, western Nevada, and adjacent areas of northeast California. Also called Northern Paiute.
2. A member of a Native American people inhabiting southern Utah and Nevada, northern Arizona, and adjacent areas of southeast California. Also called Southern Paiute.

Pai′ute′ adj.


(ˈpaɪˌuːt; paɪˈjuːt) or


npl -utes or -ute
1. (Peoples) a member of either of two North American Indian peoples (Northern Paiute and Southern Paiute) of the Southwestern US, related to the Aztecs
2. (Languages) the language of either of these peoples, belonging to the Shoshonean subfamily of the Uto-Aztecan family


(paɪˈut, ˈpaɪ ut)

n., pl. -utes, (esp. collectively) -ute.
1. a member of an American Indian people of the U.S. Great Basin region.
2. either of two Uto-Aztecan languages spoken by the Paiutes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Paiute - a member of either of two Shoshonean peoples (northern Paiute and southern Paiute) related to the Aztecs and living in the southwestern United StatesPaiute - a member of either of two Shoshonean peoples (northern Paiute and southern Paiute) related to the Aztecs and living in the southwestern United States
Shoshone, Shoshoni - a member of the North American Indian people (related to the Aztecs) of the southwestern United States
2.Paiute - the Shoshonean language spoken by the Paiute
Shoshonean, Shoshonean language, Shoshonian, Shoshonian language - a subfamily of Uto-Aztecan languages spoken mainly in the southwestern United States
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I am pleased to announce that the Walker River Paiutes will now exercise their own authority under the Clean Water Act, said Mr.
In the 90 years between the school's opening in 1890 to its closure in 1980, thousands of Native children--Northern Paiutes, Washoes, and Shoshones, among others--were forced to leave their families and take up residence at the school.
The Paiutes have taken other strides in building their economy as well.
Finally, I assess how her strategies in each space represent a search for shared rhetorical space--physical or cultural ground that provides the basis for identification with her audience--that would enable her to make a persuasive argument on behalf of herself and the Northern Paiutes.
As part of the agreement, the Moapa Band of Paiutes will keep majority stakes in all Moapa Energy projects on Moapa Reservation Lands, it noted.
1) Paiutes were subject to various methods of removal and attempts at assimilating or civilizing the Indian, then became wards of the state through the Indian Appropriation Act of 1871.
Table Trac Inc (OTC Bulletin Board: TBTC), a US-based casino systems company, has announced that it has entered into a new systems contract with the Moapa Band of Paiutes, for its Tribal casino.
After an introduction that looks at the history of the Southern Paiutes, the bulk of this book consists of interviews collected by Hebner over two decades, in which Paiutes talk about their lives, experience, history, and traditions.
during the 1830s and '40s, wandering Utes stole women and children by the score from Paiutes in the Great Basin and sold them readily as slaves and house-help to Mexican traders moving along the Old Spanish Trail between Santa Fe and L.
The Paiutes and a few Mormons dispatch with the women and all children old enough to speak.
If I direct attention to them, the Paiutes will seem distant or near, indifferent or touching, according to the light in which the moment presents them.
Her 1883 Life among the Paiutes was a condemnation of the American government's treatment of Native Americans.