Eastern Shoshone Tribe

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United States Gotoarrow.png Indigenous Peoples of the US Gotoarrow.png Wyoming, United States Genealogy Gotoarrow.png Indigenous Peoples of Wyoming Gotoarrow.png Eastern Shoshone Tribe

Guide to Eastern Shoshone Indian ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and other agency records.

Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

Subdivisions and their Reservations[edit | edit source]

The Eastern Shoshone or Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation -- Wind River Reservation (Wyoming)

Records[edit | edit source]

The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

Agency Records[edit | edit source]

Correspondence and Census[edit | edit source]

Tribe Agency Location of Original Records

Pre-1880 Correspondence

M234 RG 75 Rolls 962

Roll Number




Post 1885-Census

M595 RG 75 Rolls 693




Shoshone Wind River Agency, 1873-1952 Denver - 167, 498-504, 631, 663 581873-581879

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

  • Wind River Agency, M595 births and deaths, 1938-39, FHL Film: 583122 and births and deaths 1924-1932 FHL Film: 581878

Websites[edit | edit source]

For Further Reading[edit | edit source]

For background information to help find American Indian ancestors see For Further Reading.

References[edit | edit source]