Native American Tribes Nations and Confederacies: Bannock

Bannock, a native North American tribe, whose territory ranged over the North Great Plains and into the foothills of the Rocky mountains, but were mainly concentrated in South Idaho.

Their language belonged to the Uto-Aztecan branch of the Aztec-Tanoan linguistic stock and their culture was typical of the Plains tribes.

In 1869, Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho was given to The Bannock and the Northern Shoshone, with whom the Bannock were closely associated.

Loss of hunting lands, disappearance of the buffalo, and lack of assistance from the U.S. government led to a Bannock uprising in 1878, but was quickly suppressed.

Most of The Bannock and The Northern Shoshone still live at the Fort Hall Reservation and in 1990 there were about 3,500 Shoshone-Bannock in the United States.




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