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Tribal Directory Locations: Idaho

<p>The two tribes that inhabited the majority of the land in Idaho were the Shoshone and Bannock Nations. However, other tribes also occupied the state, like the Nez Perce, Paiute, Palouse, Coeur d’ Alene, Kalispel, and Salish. For Shoshone Natives, there were three main traditions; the Vision Quest, the Power of the Shaman, and the Sun Dance. As a culture, this tribe focused on the supernatural world, believing they could acquire supernatural powers through Vision Quests. The Bannock tribe was closely tied to the Shoshone and had similar cultural practices. Each summer, Bannock hunters would migrate westward to gather salmon, berries, and small game for their tribes. The tribe also traveled to what’s now Wyoming and Montana to hunt buffalo. Today, Idaho is home to five federally recognized Native American tribes. </p>
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