This issue's GLIMPSES features circa 1880 photographs of the Wind River Shoshone
by photographers Charles Baker and Eli Johnston.
According to alternative testimony and tradition, both may have found their way back west, Sacajawea--or, rather, "Porivo," her Comanche name--to live to a ripe old age among the Wind River Shoshone
, York to become a great man and war leader among the Crow.
Continuing the work of her first two books, Ghost Dance Songs and Religion of a Wind River Shoshone
Woman (Monograph Series in Ethnomusicology, 4 [Los Angeles: University of California, 1986]) and Songprints: The Musical Experience of Five Shoshone Women (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988), this volume completes the presentation of the entire musical repertory of Emily Hill and Dorothy Tappay, Vander's primary consultants.
Readers are treated to teaching stories of the Dunne-Za (Beaver) people of the Peace, the Iroquoian longhouse thanks-giving address, Wind River Shoshone
ghost dance songs, Zuni ritual song sequences and a truly disturbing story about grizzly women, courtesy of Thompson Salish Elder Hilda Austin.
The great chief Washakie led the Wind River Shoshone people from the 1850s into the late nineteenth century.
Painted parfleches, women's saddles, moccasins, and beaded and tacked panel belts collected from the Wind River Shoshone reflect this area art style.
The Wind River Shoshone, like most other central Plains tribes, participated in a form of the Grass Dance or War Dance.