This is a report about the awesome history of the Shoshone.  In this report you will learn about some history, modern natives, food they ate, roles of man and women, and some traditions, legends and games.  Now sit back and enjoy a little bit of some of the Shoshone lives and many other things.

In the 1840’s there were seven different Shoshone groups.  Three of them are the Hohandika, the Washakie, and the Shobarboobeer.  The other four are pretty difficult say.

      The Shoshones were sometimes called “Snake” Indians.  They were probably called that because most of them lived by the Snake River in Idaho.  They fished, and took water from the river, and maybe they washed clothes in it. It is possible that they used it for their every day needs.

      Even though the Shoshone were a mostly peaceful tribe, they did have enemies.  The two most feared of them were the Sioux and the Blackfoot.  The Shoshone were often poor and hungry, because the Sioux and the Blackfoot were constantly stealing their food, money and blankets and several other things.

      The Shoshone were a sometimes little bit of national traders.  They acquired horses from the Spaniards and became better buffalo hunters. They also traded blankets for food with other friendly tribes.

      They once lived in what is now Northern and Western Nevada.  They also moved to several other places such as Utah, Idaho, Nevada and a few others.  They camped in tents and moved to find their favorite food.

      In the summer they wore little clothing. The small boys wore loincloths, and the men wore deerskin pants.  The girls, and women wore aprons that covered their whole bodies.  In the winter it was a different matter.  Men, women, boys and girls all wore rabbit fur robes.  The process to make a robe was difficult, all because it took at least 100 rabbits to make a child’s robe.

Modern Natives

Some Shoshone nowadays are ranchers and farmers in Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho and Utah.  Though not all Shoshone are ranchers or farmers though.  About 1,500 Shoshone live in hidden resorts and valleys, such as Capche Valley.  Now most Shoshone refer to themselves and the Sosone, instead of Shoshone.  Most of the Shoshone no longer live in their old spots, and valleys.  I say this because now only about 200 Shoshone now live near Salt Lake when there used to be thousands.

Though some Shoshone are now Mormons or Catholics, or other religions, or maybe not. Some still believe in their old spirits, and still do old holidays, dances, and traditions. Probably to remind them of how many blessings they now have. Also to remind them of the olden days, when they roamed free.

In 2000 there were 7,700 Shoshone Indians in the U.s. continent.  That is a lot of Indians in one place or continent.  In 2000 there were about 450 Shoshone Indians in Utah.     Food They Ate

Even though the Sioux and the Blackfoot were constantly robbing the Shoshone, they still moved to find food.  They moved constantly to find food they liked the best.  Food such as plants, seeds, small animals such as rabbits and fish, berries and many, many others.  One kind of plant they ate was the Indian Rice Grass, which tasted like a sweet potato.  They ate many berries such as Buffalo Berries, Service Berries, and so many others.  They also ate deer and bear when they could catch them.  The Indians were a very smart people they knew how to cook food over a fire, and knew how to tell poisonous berries from good ones.    

Traditions, Legends, and Games

To the Shoshone, great chiefs were like legends.  The three most widely known are Sacagewea, Chief Pocatello and Chief Washakie.   <Sacagewea was known for helping Lewis and Clark on    their expedition, by being a translator.  I don’t know why Chief Pocatello is famous.  Though he was so famous they named a part of Idaho after him.  Third is Chief Washakie, he was so famous.  Just to prove it he had 2,000 people in his tribe.  They also thought animals were great spirits, and blamed the mischief animal witch was usually the coyote, when something bad happened.  

Roles of men and Women

In the Shoshone tribe had important roles concerning how old they were.  The women would only take care of the babies they had until the babies would crawl.  Then the moms would give the baby to the older sister and grandma.  Then the older sister and grandma






 would teach the baby everything it would need to know.  The father no matter how much he liked would in the end have to bless it.   The men were the hunters to get meat, and the women made baskets, to hold food, and to hold clothes.  They also carved rock to tell their history and great hunts.


      I hope you enjoyed my report, and learned a lot from it.  If you read from it carefully you would have learned about history, modern natives, food they ate, legends, and roles of men and women.  And so   




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About the Author


       This is a short biography of the Author of History of the Shoshone.  She was born on Oct.25 1994, in Orem Utah.  She was a free, independent person who loved to run and be alone.  She wrote this in 2004 at Northridge Elementary.  Her computer teacher Mr. Welch was a good influence.  She is now a B.Y.U college graduate, and is a multi trillionaire from finding millions of the most precious stone and striking rich.  Is best friend of the president and is future president of the whole world.  Knows almost every person in the whole world, and is getting ready to go on a Safari to India.