Shoshone

The Shoshone or Shoshoni are a Native American tribe with four large cultural/linguistic divisions: Eastern Shoshone: Wyoming Northern Shoshone: southeastern Idaho Western Shoshone: Nevada, northern Utah Gosiute: western Utah, eastern Nevada Buffalo served as a source of food and materials. After the introduction of horses during the 1700s, hundreds of Idaho Indians of various tribal affiliations would ride into Montana on a cooperative buffalo hunt. The last great hunt of this type occurred in 1864, signaling the end of a traditional way of life. /   Revolvy.com reports:   Washakie’s band evidently participated in the fur trade rendezvous (1825–1840), since those rendezvous took place within the Green River, Wind River, and Snake … Read more

Buffalo Jumps

Pounds & Kill Sites Announcement: We have a Native Bison Skull that we need help in researching. Please take a look and let us know if you can help. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Native Painted Bison Skull. Try Ancient Bison for more information. Native kill sites aren’t always a cliff or a rock formations left from the pre-settlement era. In the case of hunting in the more eastern states, they used fire. Hennepin had observed the practice in the Miami country southeast of Lake Michigan of firing the prairie to aid in hunting. “When they see a … Read more

1880

<< Previous  Next>> Nebraska Historical Society c1880’s / / I am guessing these were taken around the 1880’s. Piegan country, again guessing Montana.  They were in a bio for Lee Russell, born in Dawson Ga. Dec. 1867, went to Texas in 1871. Driving his 1st herd to New Mexico at 15 years old and later became a ranch manager driving cattle to Montana.   / / The Osage Country Chronicle Jan 1 1880 Pet Buffalo / / The Inter Ocean July 2 1880 Military Supplies Order / / Chicago Daily Tribune Jul 21 1880 Texas Cattle Drive / / The … Read more