Snake River Plain
meaning The People, in the Northern Paiute language, is what the Bannock
People called themselves.
Museum of Natural History
People are Northern Paiute Peoples whose ancestors migrated from eastern
Oregon out into Idaho's Snake River Plain. The Bannock lived among the
Ne'we,Shoshoni People, forming a peaceful, cooperative relationship
between the two tribes.
began to change culturally from their cousins in Oregon as they acquired
the horse after about 1700 C.E., and their pursuit of the bison herds
for food and resources. However, they maintained enough social contact
with their relatives in Oregon that their language continued to be basically
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