Welcome to Native Languages of the Americas!
You have reached the
American Indians by State section of our website,
a new educational project designed to provide information about indigenous people in different U.S. states.
Follow the links to the right of our tribal map for more information about the language, culture and history
of each Utah tribe, or scroll below the map for Utah Indian activities including a wordsearch,
fact sheets for kids about each tribe, and worksheets teaching words from the different Native American languages
of Utah. Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!
American Indians in Utah
Did you know the state of Utah is named after an American Indian tribe? It is named after the Ute tribe, and is probably a corruption of their tribal
name Nuutsiu (or Nunt'zi,) which means "the people." The Utes were not the only tribe to live in Utah, however.
The original inhabitants of the area that is now Utah included: