The Shoshone or Shoshoni (/ʃoʊˈʃoʊniː/ (listen) or /ʃəˈʃoʊniː/ (listen)) are a Native American tribe with four large cultural/linguistic divisions:
- Eastern Shoshone: Wyoming
- Northern Shoshone: southern Idaho
- Western Shoshone: Nevada, northern Utah
- Goshute: western Utah, eastern Nevada
|Regions with significant populations|
|Native American Church, Sun Dance,|
traditional tribal religion, Christianity, Ghost Dance
|Related ethnic groups|
|Timbisha and Comanche|
They traditionally speak the Shoshoni language, part of the Numic languages branch of the large Uto-Aztecan language family. The Shoshone were sometimes called the Snake Indians by neighboring tribes and early American explorers.
Their peoples have become members of federally recognized tribes throughout their traditional areas of settlement, often co-located with the Northern Paiute people of the Great Basin.