Native American Indian Facts

Shoshone Tribe Facts

Shoshone Indian wearing war bonnet
Shoshone Warrior


The Shoshone Indians were a small Native American tribe, of about 8,000 members, that occupied land both east and west of the Rocky Mountains and can be classified as Great Basin American Indians. These Native Americans were nomadic people who traveled throughout the Snake River area in Idaho, as well as parts of California, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Montana. They were called the "snake Indians" and sometimes they were called by the derogatory name "diggers" because they needed to dig for food such as roots from the ground. Below we have listed many interesting Shoshone Tribe facts.

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General Facts about the Shoshone Indians

Shoshone Tribe Clothing Facts

The Shoshone Ice Caves