Washakie, Shoots the Buffalo Running, Eastern Shoshone chief
|Regions with significant populations|
|United States ( Wyoming, Utah)|
|Native American Church, Sun Dance,
traditional tribal religion, Christianity, Ghost Dance
|Related ethnic groups|
|other Shoshone people|
Eastern Shoshone are Shoshone indigenous peoples of the Great Basin who primarily live in Wyoming and the northwest edge of Utah. They lived in the Rocky Mountains during the 1805 Lewis and Clark Expedition and adopted Plains horse culture.
Bands of Shoshone people were named for their geographic homelands and for their primary foodsources.
Contemporary tribes and communities
- Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie)
- Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming
Notable Eastern Shoshone
- Washakie (c. 1798–1900), war chief and diplomat
- Shimkin, Demitri B. "Eastern Shoshone." Warren L. d'Azevedo, volume editor. Handbook of North American Indians: Great Basin, Volume 11. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1986: 308–335. ISBN 978-0-16-004581-3.
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