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also Sho·sho·ni  (shō-shō′nē)
n. pl. Shoshone or Sho·sho·nes also Shoshoni or Sho·sho·nis
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting parts of Idaho, northern Utah, eastern Oregon, and western Montana, with a present-day population mostly in southeast Idaho. Also called Northern Shoshone, Snake1.
2. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the Great Basin area of Idaho, Utah, and Nevada south to Death Valley, California, with a present-day population mostly in Nevada. Also called Western Shoshone.
3. A member of a Native American people inhabiting the Wind River valley of western Wyoming. Also called Eastern Shoshone, Wind River Shoshone.
4. Any of the Uto-Aztecan languages of any of the Shoshone peoples.

[Probably from an Eastern Shoshone band name.]

Sho·sho′ne·an adj.
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(ʃəʊˈʃəʊnɪ) or


npl -nes, -ne, -nis or -ni
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people of the southwestern US, related to the Aztecs
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Uto-Aztecan family
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(ʃoʊˈʃoʊ ni)

n., pl. -nes, (esp. collectively) -ne.
1. a member of an American Indian people or group of peoples living mainly in Nevada, N Utah, Idaho, and W Wyoming.
2. the Uto-Aztecan language of the Shoshones.
3. a river in NW Wyoming, flowing NE into the Bighorn River. 120 mi. (193 km) long.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Shoshone - a member of the North American Indian people (related to the Aztecs) of the southwestern United StatesShoshone - a member of the North American Indian people (related to the Aztecs) of the southwestern United States
American Indian, Indian, Red Indian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
Comanche - a member of the Shoshonean people who formerly lived between Wyoming and the Mexican border but are now chiefly in Oklahoma
Hopi - a member of the Shoshonean people of northeastern Arizona
Paiute, Piute - a member of either of two Shoshonean peoples (northern Paiute and southern Paiute) related to the Aztecs and living in the southwestern United States
Ute - a member of the Shoshonean people of Utah and Colorado and New Mexico
2.Shoshone - the language spoken by the Shoshone (belonging to the Uto-Aztecan family)
Shoshonean, Shoshonean language, Shoshonian, Shoshonian language - a subfamily of Uto-Aztecan languages spoken mainly in the southwestern United States
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References in classic literature ?
Lay a row of moccasins before me - Pawnee, Sioux, Shoshone, Cheyenne, Blackfoot, and as many other tribes as you please - and I can name the tribe every moccasin belongs to by the make of it.
The farm was sometimes the source of some tension between the Shoshone tribe and the Mormons, but it proved to be a productive enterprise, and the Washakie group made a substantial contribution, not only to the furthering of their own interests, but also those of the Mormon Church.
Just one of the reasons the center is so popular is found on its current exhibition calendar: the Arapaho and Shoshone of Wind River exhibit that runs until December 2001.
For thousands of years the Timbisha Shoshone people have lived in southeastern California and southwestern Nevada.
It features the young Shoshone Indian heroine, Sacajawea, who acted as guide and translator for the Lewis and Clark expedition to Oregon in the early 1800s.
Shoshone Ghost Dance Religion: Poetry Songs and Great Basin Context.
Senator from South Dakota; Sherry Krulitz, Commissioner, Shoshone County, Idaho on Behalf of the National Association of Counties and the Idaho Association of Counties; Tim Lillebo, Conservation Policy Advocate, Oregon Natural Resources Council, Bend, Oregon; Mark Rey, Under Secretary, Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Agriculture; Honorable Ken Salazar, U.S.
Now in a new paperback edition coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition, Interpreters with Lewis And Clark: The Story Of Sacagawea And Toussaint Charbonneau is the true tale of French Canadian fur trader Toussaint Charbonneau and his Shoshone wife Sacagawea who joined the Lewish and Clark expedition in 1804 as interpreters and guides.
He was considered a dandy in his youth, and he once wrote a letter about a newly purchased Army dress coat and complained at length that "the lace is deficient." On his journey with Clark Lewis carefully noted the clothing of the Indian tribes and expressed his admiration for a fur stole worn by Shoshone men.
THE WESTERN SHOSHONE LAND dispute, which began in 1974 when the U.S.
The Forest Service issued a new food storage order on March 1 for the Bridger-Teton and Shoshone national forests, precipitated by a growing grizzly population and a increase in "conflicts" with grizzly and black bears throughout the region.
A painter of Salish, French-Cree, and Shoshone heritage, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith was born in St.