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Native American Tribes of the Great Plains

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The Shoshone were present in many areas of the Great Plains, including present-day California, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Nevada. Traditionally the Shoshone were divided into four groups that included the Comanche of west Texas, the Northern Shoshone of Idaho and Utah, the Western Shoshone, and the Wind River Shoshone of Wyoming. The Shoshone are known for living in teepees and hunting buffalo.

Featured Fact: The Shoshone Indians were also called the Snake Nation.

Photo source: Library of Congress

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