San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe, Arizona (Tribe)

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United States Gotoarrow.png American Indians Gotoarrow.png Arizona Gotoarrow.png Indians of Arizona Gotoarrow.png San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe, Arizona (Tribe)

See also Paiute Indians

Tribal Headquarters

Official Address
San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe
Administrative Office
PO Box 1989
Tuba City, AZ 86045
Phone: (928) 283-4589
Fax: (928) 283-5761


The San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe is the newest federally recognized Indian nation in the State of Arizona. The San Juan Southern Paiute people live in several communities on the Navajo Nation, primarily in northern Arizona and southeastern Utah. The largest of these communities is located at Willow Springs, near Tuba City, Arizona. Another is at Paiute Canyon/Navajo Mountain on the Arizona-Utah border.[1]

Brief Timeline



The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:


San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.
Arizona's Native American Tribes
Heard Museum


Dutton, Bertha Pauline. The Rancheria, Ute, and Southern Paiute Peoples: Indias of the American Southwest. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1976. FHL 970.1 D954
Dutton, Bertha P. The Southern Paiute. New Haven, Conn: Human Relations Area Files, 1970. WorldCat 16007087
Hebner, Logan, and Michael Plyler. Southern Paiute: A Portrait. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2010. WorldCat 627701070


  1. Northern Arizona University, Center for American Indian Economic Development