Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Information

While exploring the Lewis and Clark Trail, travelers can experience the rich culture of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in Idaho. Visitors can learn more about the history of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe by visiting the numerous historical sites, upon tribal permission. For a deep immersion into the history of the Lewis and Clark Trail, visit the original Fort Trading Post, an integral part of this enormous journey.

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribe hosts one of the most popular powwows in Indian Country, the Annual Fort Hall Pow-wow in August, and Indian Day in September, where visitors can enjoy horse races, powwow events, rodeo pageant and a variety of games. Don’t miss the Indian Relay racing. It is a big part of the Shoshone and Bannock Tribal culture because the sport of Indian Relay racing originated here with the Shoshone and Bannock people.

The natural beauty of Shoshone-Bannock tribal lands features wild horses and buffaloes that traverse throughout rolling hills and majestic plains. After a day of traveling these pristine lands, visitors can check out many local artisan outlets, such as the Donzia Gift Shop, the Shoshone Bannock Trail Museum Gift Shop and the Blue Corner Mercantile. In September, Indian Days Art Market features a wide variety of beautiful native arts.

To learn more about the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe, contact the Public Affairs Manager of the Tribe. Feel free to check out their website and Facebook to get more information, or email them at The Shoshone-Bannock look forward to sharing their culture with travelers and those interested in tribal history, including their interaction with Lewis and Clark.

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