Today, Shoshone live on reservations and strive to preserve and pass on their traditional culture to further generations and at the same time engage in contemporary ventures.
Today, many of the Shoshone tribes are still waiting to become formally recognized by the federal government, along with over 200 other Native American tribes.
The remains of some of the members of the band were repatriated from the Smithsonian Institution to the Fort Hall Idaho Shoshone-Bannock Tribe in 1994.
The 1868 Treaty of Fort Bridger proved more significant, for it established the Shoshone and Bannock Indian Agency located in west-central Wyoming.
The Northern Shoshone fought conflicts with settlers in Idaho in the 1860s which included the Bear River Massacre.
In 1851, at the urging of trapper Jim Bridger, Washakie led a band of Shoshones to the council meetings of the Treaty of Fort Laramie.
Disheartening as it was, the Shoshone realized that they could never defeat all of the white men.
The Idaho groups of Western Shoshone were called Tukuaduka (sheep eaters), while the Nevada/Utah groups were called the Gosiute (Goshute) or Toi Ticutta (cattail eaters).
Before the ink had dried on the peace treaty of 1863, the white man had already begun to inhabit Shoshone lands, and the authorities did nothing to stop the influx of the invasion.
Shoshone hold the wolf in great respect, as the creator god.
Perhaps he realized that the expansion of whites into Shoshone country was inevitable, but in 1863 and again in 1868, he signed treaties with the U.S. at Fort Bridger.
The reservation has recently become the site of a casino, The Fort Hall Casino, operated by the Shoshone-Bannock tribes along Interstate 15, exit 80, north of Pocatello.
The Goshutes, a Shoshonean people, maintained a territory in the Great Basin extending from the Great Salt Lake to the Steptoe Range in Nevada, and south to Simpson Springs.
Possibly the most famous member of the Shoshone tribe was Sacagawea who accompanied the Corps of Discovery with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in their exploration of the Western United States.
The name Goshute derived either from a leader named Goship or from Gutsipupiutsi, a Shoshonean word for Desert People.
Newe is the Shoshone language word which means "The People."
Contemporary Shoshone live on a number of reservations.
Each of the Shoshone villages managed its own affairs internally, by tribal council, governed by village elders and generally a head chieftain.
In 1911 a small group of Bannock under a leader named "Shoshone Mike" killed four ranchers in Washoe County, Nevada.
Coyote told Wolf that he should not bring the dead back to life because there would be no more room on the earth for everyone, expecting this to cause the Shoshone to hate Wolf.
Wind River Indian Reservation is an Indian reservation shared by the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes of Native Americans in the central western portion of the U.S. state of Wyoming.
The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony is an urban Native American Tribe comprised of members with Washoe, Paiute and Shoshone heritage.
At certain times during the year such as harvest time, many tribes would join together to sing and dance, although there was no central organization throughout the Shoshone nation.
In 1982, the Western Shoshone, who also invited "unrepresented tribes," made a declaration of sovereignty and began issuing its own passports as the Western Shoshone National Council.
Washaki was also determined that Native Americans should be educated, and he gave land to Welsh clergyman John Roberts to establish a boarding school where Shoshone girls learned traditional crafts and language.
By August 1805 the corps had located a Shoshone tribe and was attempting to trade for horses to cross the Rocky Mountains.
Shoshone tales tell of Coyote's resentment against Wolf.
The tag "Shoshone" was coined by the Euro-American hunters and traders in the 1830s or early 1840s.
Shoshone belongs to the Numic subbranch of Uto-Aztecan.
The Shoshone lived in extended family groups in which cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles and in-laws all banded together.
One of the most notable Shoshones is a gentleman by the name of Ronald "Snake" Edmo, a Shoshone poet, and linguistic anthropologist.
Duck Valley Indian Reservation was established as a homeland for members of both the Shoshone and Paiute tribes.
Two Shoshone women gave Coyote a basket by two native women coated with pine pitch to make it waterproof.
The Shoshone had no idea that their freedom and way of life was about to become yoked and extinguished.
The name stuck and many contemporary Newe refer to themselves as Shoshone.
Ely Shoshone Indian Reservation is an Indian reservation for the Shoshone people of Nevada, in and near the south side of the city of Ely, in south-central White Pine County.
The Shoshone people say that was how death came to their lands, and the experience of sorrow when someone dies.
The Shoshone (also spelled Shoshoni) are a Native American tribe with three large divisions: the Northern, the Western and the Eastern.