the signing of the Box Elder agreement, government officials attempted
to get all of the Northwestern Shoshoni to move to the newly founded
Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho. After several years of receiving
their government annuities at Corinne, Utah, near the mouth of the Bear
River, the Indians bands finally gave up their homelands in Utah and
settled at Fort Hall, where their descendants live today. As a result
of their move to Idaho, the Northwestern Shoshoni have been lost to
Utah history although for centuries they had lived in northern Utah.
It is time for Utah historians to make the Shoshoni a prominent part
of the state's history along with the Navajo, Paiute, and Ute tribes.
Brigham D. Madsen, The Northern Shoshoni (1980), The Shoshoni Frontier
and the Bear River Massacre (1985), and Chief Pocatello: The White Plume