Synopses & Reviews
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press
Historian Brigham Madsen has devoted much of his career to telling the story of the Shoshoni. The tribe once occupied a huge region that included portions of Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana. Madsen tells the story of the tribe and their struggle to adapt to the massive cultural changes that have occurred during the past 150 years.
"Read(s)like fiction. . . . A tribute to his art as a storyteller . . . will hold the interest of anyone interested in. . .the West."—The Broadside, Central Oregon Community College The Broadside
Brigham Madsen examines four distinct groups which comprise the Northern Shoshoni.
The book focuses on the Shoshoni since the arrival of the first white settlers. It describes the early days on the reservation and the struggle of these proud people to adapt to the massive cultural changes that have occurred during the past 150 years.
About the Author
Brigham Madsen, a former University of Utah history professor, spent many years studying the history and culture of the various branches of the Shoshoni nation. He has published several books about the Shoshoni tribes, including The Lemhi: Sacajawea's People also published by Caxton Press.