Northern Shoshone

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Northern Shoshone
Native Americans from Southeastern Idaho, "Lemhi. Chief. Tindoor" - NARA - 519297.tif
Tindoor, Lemhi Shoshone chief and his wife, Idaho, ca. 1897, photograph by Benedicte Wrensted
Regions with significant populations
 United States ( Idaho, Utah,  Wyoming)
Languages
Shoshone,[1] English
Religion
Native American Church, Sun Dance,
traditional tribal religion,[2] Christianity, Ghost Dance
Related ethnic groups
other Shoshone people, Bannock

Northern Shoshone are Shoshone indigenous peoples of the Great Basin who primarily live in southern Idaho and the westernmost edge of Wyoming. They are culturally affiliated with the Bannock people.

Language[edit]

Northern Shoshone is a dialect of the Shoshone language, a Central Numic language in the Uto-Aztecan language family. It is primarily spoken on the Fort Hall and Wind River Reservations.[1]

Bands[edit]

Bands of Shoshone people were named for their geographic homelands and for their primary foodsources.

Tribes and reservations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shoshoni." Ethnologue. Retrieved 20 Oct 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Loether, Christopher. "Shoshones." Encyclopedia of the Great Plains. Retrieved 20 Oct 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Murphy and Murphy 306
  4. ^ a b c Murphy and Murphy 287
  5. ^ Eastern Shoshone Dictionary
  6. ^ Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series: SHOSHONI AND NORTHERN PAIUTE INDIANS IN IDAHO
  7. ^ DIVERSITY IN COSMOLOGY: THE CASE OF THE WIND RIVER SHOSHONI

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