Who are the people being studied?
What did they call themselves? Newe, pronounced nuh-wuh.
Meaning: People
Shoshone or Shoshoni?
•Meaning: Unknown; does not correspond to any
known Indian word. Most likely a white man’s
word based on a mispronunciation.
•Pronounced : show-SHOW-nee
•Different bands prefer different spellings, but
either spelling acceptable.
When did they live?
Where did they live?
Location during the time
of the Lewis and Clark
Where do they live now?
What did they leave behind to
tell us something about them?
Rock Paintings
Burden Basket
What did they leave behind to
tell us something about them?
What did they produce or create?
Food they gathered:
What did they produce or create?
Food they gathered:
What did they produce or
create? (food-hunted)
Other food they hunted:
What did they produce or create?
What did they produce or create?
What means of transportation
did they use?
What did they do for recreation?
What did they do for recreation?
What family patterns did they develop?
How did they educate their young?
How did they govern and control
their society?
What customs and beliefs did
they hold?
Shoshone-Bannock Dancers
Pa waip: Water Ghost Woman
Creation Story
Ed Edmo: Tribal Elder and Storyteller
What events, individuals, or ideas
are they especially known for, and
how did these affect their lives?
The most well-known Shoshone:
Sacajawea : Shoshoni for “Boat Launcher”
Sakakawea : Hidatsa for “Bird Woman”
Pronounced: Sacagawea
Captain Clark called her
What problems did they have?
How did they deal with these
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