The Bannock Tribe

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The Bannock tribe was a huge and important tribe with rich history and culture until the building of Fort Hall when the white settlers came, and that eventually led to their destruction. The history and the traditions of the Bannock tribe, which is where they were located, the food they ate, and the games they played like the relay races, is a huge part of who they are today. The Bannock’s lands were located in what is now known as Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and into Canada. Another part of the Bannock tribe was its neighbors the Shoshone tribe. The Shoshone and the Bannock were close and good neighbors. They grew so close that intermarriage became very common for the two tribes, and they both had a “common enemy in Blackfoot…show more content…
They fished for mostly salmon, and collected native plants and roots like the camas bulb. “Buffalo served as the most significant source of food and raw material for the tribe 's” (History of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes). They would go around collecting foods to eat during the winter months. The Bannocks may have had to work for quite a bit of they year but they still found time to play games and have very amusing traditions. Another substantial part of the Bannock tribe are it traditions. One of their oldest traditions that is still practiced today is the relay races. “The Indian Relay teams consist of three horses and four team members (1 rider, 1 catcher (Mugger), and 2 holders)” (Fort Hall Relay Races). “The rider must complete a lap with each horse riding bareback” (Fort Hall Relay Races). “The rider must dismount without any help from their team mates and without losing control of their horses” (Fort Hall Relay Races). “Many families that participated in the sport decades ago are still participating and passing…show more content…
“The attack was led by volunteer soldiers from California, and it was one of the first and largest massacres of Native peoples west of the Mississippi River” (History of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes). A year later, “[i]n 1864 the government attempted to confine the tribes to a reservation with the Treaty of Soda Springs, but it failed to gain ratification” (History of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes) Springs, but it failed to gain ratification” (History of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes). Now the Bannock tribe has a reservation and bit of the land they once

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