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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.
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 first wildlife biologist to work on the Wind River reservation, Smith tells how he helped the two tribes restore their wildlife heritage, despite the old enmity between the Arapahoes and Shoshones and political divisions over how to best manage the reservation's resources.
By the end of the nineteenth century, the Shoshones and Bannocks had increasingly "coalesced into two tribal entities" (112).
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Sacajawea's People: The Lemhi Shoshones and the Salmon River Country, by John W.
The author, when the evidence seems clear cut, identifies those peoples, such as the Shoshones of the Great Plains, who carried Variola into the midst of other population groups during the 1775-82 plague.
This would allow Lewis and Clark to converse with the Shoshones when they reached the tribe's territory.
Anyone wishing to know more about Native American life in the nineteenth century will benefit from reading about the Shoshones.
Charbonneau would translate it to Hidatsu, the language of the Shoshones.
The treaty that was signed at that hopeful moment established the Wind River Reservation, which the Shoshones were to have exclusive use of.
The Dann sisters are Western Shoshones who have waged a twenty-five-year battle with the federal government.
The Shoshones said Keep your money, we're staying, so the $26 million award went to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Interior Department.