Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation

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For the Utah valley location of the Reservation, see Skull Valley (Utah); for the small town in Arizona, see Skull Valley, Arizona
Confederated Tribes of the
Goshute Reservation
Total population
539 enrolled members[1]
Regions with significant populations
 United States( Utah)
Shoshoni language, English
Native American Church, Mormonism,[2]
Related ethnic groups
other Western Shoshone peoples, Ute people

The Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation is one of two federally recognized tribes of Goshute people, located in Nevada and Utah. The other is the Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah.


The tribe's headquarters is in Ibapah, Utah.[1] The tribe is governed by a democratically elected, five-member tribal council. The current administration is as follows:

  • Chairman: Ed Naranjo
  • Vice-Chairman: Madeline Greymountain
  • Council Member: Amos Murphy
  • Council Member: Richard Henriod
  • Council Member: Lavar Tom.[3]


Approximately 200 tribal members live on the reservation, which is located in White Pine County in eastern Nevada and Juab, and Tooele Counties in western Utah. The reservation was established by Executive Order on May 20, 1912. Today, the reservation is 122,085 acres (494.06 km2) large.[1]

Economic development[edit]

The local economy is focused on agriculture, and some tribal members ranch cattle and cultivate hay.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Goshute Tribal Profile." Archived 2013-04-04 at the Wayback Machine. Utah Division of Indian Affairs. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b Pritzker 242
  3. ^ "Council Members." Confederate Tribes of the Goshute Indian Reservation. Retrieved 2 June 2013.


  • Pritzker, Barry M. A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-513877-1.

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