The Lemhi: Sacajawea's People (Google eBook)

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Caxton Press, 1979 - History - 214 pages
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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press
Two hundred years ago, Meriwether Lewis led the Corps of Discovery across the Continental Divide and down into the Salmon River country of what is now Idaho. There, in a mountain meadow, the explorers me the Mountain (Lemhi) Shoshoni. The Lemhi's aid to Lewis and Clark helped the Corps of Discovery reach their destination and sealed the fate of the Lemhi people.
  

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Contents

TRADERS AND MINERS
32
Mormon Mission at Fort Lemhi
34
Major John Owens Indian Agent
40
Montana Indian Superintendence
45
Treaty of 1868
53
A Starving Time
55
A TINY RESERVATION
62
Hunting and Farming for Food
69
A School at Lemhi
134
Agreement of 1880 Voted Down
136
Desultory Farming and Stock Raising
139
Education and Acculturation
145
Chief Tendoy a Reluctant Farmer
151
LOOKING SOUTHWARD
164
Work or No Rations
169
Religions Instruction
173

A Reservation with Insufficient Rations
76
The Nez Perce War
82
WARS AND RUMORS OF REMOVAL
89
Agency Bureaucracy
95
The Sheepeater War
102
Threats of Removal
104
Agreement of 1880
112
FARMERS AND RANCHERS
122
Roaming Indians and Trespassing Whites
130
White Trespass on the Reservation
179
Move to Fort Hall
180
Death of Chief Tendoy
187
The Claims Settlement
188
Conclusion
191
APPENDICES
197
BIBLIOGRAPHY
205
INDEX
207
Copyright

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About the author (1979)

Brigham Madsen, a former University of Utah history professor, spent many years studying the history and culture of the various branches of the Shoshoni nation.  He has published several books about the Shoshoni tribes, including The Northern Shoshoni also published by Caxton Press.

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