Western Shoshone


Habitat and Geography

Shoshone live in Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and parts of California.

Tools/ Weapons

They used bows and arrows.


The Eastern and Northern Shoshones lived in the, tall cone-shaped buffalo-hide houses known as tipis (or teepees).

Clothing and Dress

Shoshone women wore long deerskin dresses with wide sleeves.

Shoshone men wore breechcloths and leggings, as well as buckskin shirts when the weather was cool.

Food and Diet

The Eastern Shoshone were big game hunters.

Men worked together to hunt buffalo on the plains, and also hunted deer, mountain sheep, and other animals


Shoshone hunters used bows and arrows.

Fishermen used spears, nets, and basket traps.

Art and Artwork

Shoshones artist are Famous for their beadwork, baskets, and painting arts.

Famous N.A.

Cochise, Mary. Squanto. Crazy Horse. Chief Little Soldier. Chief Pocatello. Chief Bear Hunter.

Early Population Information

American Civil War 1861-1864.


Both men and women wore moccasins on their feet.

Interesting Facts

Famous Shoshone people include chief little soldier, chief Pocatello, chief bear hunter.

Chief Washakie, and the most famous of the Shoshone, Sacagawea.

They relied on hunting and gathering for their food sources