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History of Chief Sagwitch, Utah
Taken from the BYU Studies. (Links Added)
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Faced with the possible disappearance of his culture and people, Sagwitch painfully tried, but with only partial success, to help them adjust and assimilate. Although at times they prospered at farming in northern Utah and southern Idaho, Sagwitch's people eventually became "landless Indians" in comparison to the Shoshone Indians who were placed on reservations in Idaho, Wyoming, and Nevada. Only recently, in 1988, has the band formally organized themselves into a tribal government and received federal recognition as a tribal entity. Today's Northwestern Band of Shoshone, including Sagwitch's descendants, are armed with their own constitution and are striving to provide housing and other services for their tribal members on 185 acres of land near Washakie on the Utah-Idaho border, an area near some of their original hunting and gathering spots.

Author: Scott R. Christensen, Reviewer: Larry EchoHawk

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