Shoshone Indian Man

Shoshone Indian Man

May 31, 2013 / By : / Category : All, Stories Behind the Art

Shoshone Indian Man - Portrait Art

The historic Shoshone Indians of the Uto-Aztecan linguistic stock occupied territory in California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming, although most of them seemed to be settled in the Snake river area in Idaho. Historical documents from the Lewis & Clark expedition often refer to the Shoshone as the “Snake Indians,” but the actual name “Shoshone” means “The Valley People.” The Shoshone were few in numbers with the total population being somewhere around 8000. In 1875, resident Ulysses S. Grant established a 100-square mile executive order reservation for the Lemhi Valley Shoshone, establishing the Lemhi Valley Indian Reservation for use by the Shoshone, Bannock, and Sheepeater tribes.

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