Most of the Native American population of the Shoshone tribe lived along the Snake River in Idaho, but other settlements could be found in Utah, California, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Arizona.
The Shoshone were a small tribe that only numbered about 8,000 people. They were a nomadic tribe that ate whatever food they could find in the areas where they traveled, including antelope, berries, rabbit, buffalo and roots. The men wore loincloths, and the women wore aprons during hot weather. In winter, the members of the tribe wore pants and jackets lined with rabbit fur and large animal-hide capes. The word "Shoshone" means "valley people."