Northern Shoshone

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United States Gotoarrow.png Indigenous Peoples of the US Gotoarrow.png Idaho, United States Genealogy Gotoarrow.png Indigenous Peoples of Idaho Gotoarrow.png Northern Shoshone

Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Reservations[edit | edit source]

Bands, Groups and Subdivisions[edit | edit source]

The term or designation of Shoshone Indians is a very broad categorization of several bands and/or federally recognized tribes within the group so named. For the most part, they have historically lived in the Great Basin area, and have ranged from Oregon and Idaho on the north to Arizona and southern California on the south, and from Wyoming on the east to northern California on the west. They were often referred to as the Snakes. Some of the tribes, bands, or groups of Shoshone, with their colonies or reservations, include:

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:

Census Records[edit | edit source]

The 1900 federal census included population schedules for the Shoshone Indians of Northern Utah. These schedules were not classified in the Bureau of Census records as a separate district, but were simply included in District 207, Portage Precinct in Box Elder County, Utah. However, the Shoshone Indians in this precinct are recorded on Indian Population Schedules.

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 Fort Hall, 1885-87, 1890-91, 1894-1939 Seattle - 138-44, 498-504 576493-499
Shoshone Lemhi Agency, 1885, 1887-1906 Seattle - 248 576494

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

  • Fort Hall Agency, M595 birth and deaths, FJL Film: 576497 and births and deaths 1924-1934 FHL Film: 576498 and 576499

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