People of the Wind River: The Eastern Shoshones, 1825–1900

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The first book-length history of the Eastern Shoshones

People of the Wind River tells the story of the Eastern Shoshones through eight tumultuous decades―from 1825, when they reached mutual accommodations with the first permanent Anglo-American settlers in Wind River country, to 1900, when the death of Chief Washakie marked a final break with their traditional lives as nineteenth-century Plains Indians.

Drawing on extensive research in primary documents and interviews with descendants of early Shoshone leaders, Henry E. Stamm IV traces critical developments in the tribe’s history, including its migration from the Great Basin to the High Plains of present-day Wyoming and the arrival of Arapahoes in the region. After 1885, with the buffalo gone and cattle herds growing, the Eastern Shoshones entered the twentieth century with only a shadow of their earlier economic power but still secure in their spiritual traditions.

 

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People of the Wind River, the first book-length history of the Eastern Shoshones, tells the tribe's story through eight tumultuous decades--from 1825, when they reached mutual accommodations with the first permanent white settlers in Wind River country, to 1900, when the death of Chief Washakie marked a final break with their traditional lives as 19th-century Plains Indians.

Henry E. Stamm, IV, draws on extensive research in primary documents, including Indian agency records, letters, newspapers, church archives, and tax accounts, and on interviews with descendants of early Shoshone leaders. He describes the creation of the Eastern political division of the tribe and its migration from the Great Basin to the High Plains of present-day Wyoming, the gift of the Sun Dance and its place in Shoshone life, and the coming of the Arapahos.

Without losing the Shoshone perspective, Stamm also considers the development and implementation of the federal Peace Policy. Generally friendly to whites, the Shoshones accepted the arrival of Mormons, miners, trappers, traders, and settlers and tried for years to maintain a buffalo-hunting culture while living on the Wind River Reservation. Stamm shows how the tribe endured poor reservation management and describes whites' attempts to "civilize" them.

After 1885, with the buffalo gone and cattle herds growing, the Eastern Shoshones struggled with starvation, disease, and governmental neglect, entering the 20th century with only a shadow of the economic power they once possessed, but still secure in their spiritual traditions.

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Henry E. Stamm IV is a an adjunct professor of American Indian History at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.

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