By John Langellier

American Indians within the U.S КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Greenhill Books Серия: The G.I. sequence - The Illustrated historical past of the yankee Soldier Автор: John P. Langellier Название: American Indians within the U.S. military, 1866-1945 Язык: English Год издания: 2000 Количество страниц: seventy four ISBN: 1-85367-408-7 Формат: pdf Размер: 12.32 Мб eighty five

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Combined with the near elimination of the beaver, this meant that Ogden's expedition seriously disrupted the delicate balance of the environment in which the Newe had lived for Page 14 generations. The Newe understood that the newcomers, whom they called Taipo (white), were responsible for the changes. As a result, when Ogden's expedition returned to Newe country in the spring of 1829, the Newe were generally cool toward the whites. 43 Ogden took note of the Newe, whom he described as wearing rabbit-skin clothing, eating plant foods, living in settlements along the Humboldt River, and being of a peaceful disposition.

Douglas Van Lare, a student at the University of California at Davis, drew the maps. Page xii I dedicate this history to my parents Beverly and Earl Crum and also to the Western Shoshone (Newe) of the Great Basin. As fluent native speakers, my parents were extremely helpful. They translated the Shoshone songs, words, and sentences included in this study. Page 1 1 The Native Way of Life The Western Shoshone people of the Intermountain West called themselves the Newe (people). They occupied a large area in the Great Basin region, from southern Idaho (north) to Death Valley, California (south), and from the Smith Creek Mountains in central Nevada (west) to the area around present-day Ely, Nevada (east).

In 1857 Jacob Forney became the new superintendent of Indian affairs for the Utah Territory, replacing Brigham Young who had had only minimal contact with the Newe. " He also acknowledged that the whites were no longer passing through Newe territory but were now establishing permanent settlements, which severely depleted native food supplies. Forney concluded that the Shoshones must acquire a new life-style to survive: They must be placed on a reservation and become farmers. He recommended that one locality should be set aside as a reservation before the white settlers claimed all the good land.

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