Western Shoshone Tribes

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United States Gotoarrow.png Indigenous Peoples of the US Gotoarrow.png Shoshone Tribes Gotoarrow.png Nevada, United States Genealogy Gotoarrow.png Indigenous Peoples of Nevada Gotoarrow.png Western Shoshone Tribes

Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Duckwater Shoshone:[edit | edit source]

Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation
P.O. Box 140068
Duckwater, Nevada 89314
Telephone: (702) 863-0227
Fax: (702) 863-0301

Ely Shoshone:[edit | edit source]

Ely Shoshone Tribe
16 Shoshone Circle
Ely, Nevada 89301
Telephone: (702) 289-3013
Fax:(702) 289-3156

Fallon Band of Paiute-Shoshone[edit | edit source]

Fallon Band of Paiute-Shoshone
8955 Mission Road
Fallon, Nevada 89406
Telephone: (702) 423-6075
Local call from the Reno area: 323-3780
Fax:(702) 423-5202

South Fork Shoshone[edit | edit source]

South Fork Shoshone
HC 30 Box B-13
Elko, Nevada 89801
Telephone: (702) 744-4273
Fax:(702) 744-4523

Wells Shoshone[edit | edit source]

Wells Shoshone
P.O. Box 809
Wells, Nevada 89835
Telephone: (702) 752-3045

Yomba Band of Shoshone[edit | edit source]

Yomba Band of Shoshone
HC 61 Box 6275
Austin, Nevada 89310
Telephone: (702) 964-2463
Fax:(702) 964-2443

History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Reservations[edit | edit source]

Additional References to the History of the Tribe[edit | edit source]

Bands, Groups and Subdivisions of Shoshone Indians and Their Reservations[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:

Battle Mountain Band -- Battle Mountain Colony (Nevada)
Elko Band -- Elko Colony (Nevada)
South Fork Band -- South Fork Reservation (Nevada)
Wells Band -- Wells Colony (Nevada)

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

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 Carson School, 1909-39 San Francisco - 18-21 573864-867
Shoshone, Western Western Shoshone Agency, 1897-1916 San Francisco - 646-48 583105-107

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