I’m Paiute, so when my brother picked up a copy of this book I was compelled to read it. I’m typically not into recreational reading of history at all, let alone “ethnohistory,” but wanting to know more about my roots I borrowed the book and am quite impressed.
The Mountain Meadows Massacre from the Paiute perspective is given. The taking of the Paiute lands by the LDS Settlers is detailed. The Federal Termination processes are outlined.
If you’ve got any Native American blood in you, or if you live in or grew up in Central- or Southern-Utah, pick up a copy and give Beneath These Red Cliffs: An Ethnohistory of the Utah Paiutes a read.