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Shoshone Corinne Settlement 1875

 
In 1875, the first permanent home for the Northwestern Shoshone was a site near Corinne, Utah. Forced to give up their nomadic lifestyle, the Northwestern Shoshone started learning how to farm, under the guidance of George Washington Hill. There were more than two hundred Indians in camp, with more coming each day. This aroused much apprehension on the part of the people of Corinne who thought the two [Mormons and Shoshone] would unite, in any difficulty which might take place with the Gentiles [non-Mormon people of Corinne].
The people of Corinne made a complaint to the U.S. Army and in late summer 1875, the Shoshone near Corinne were ordered by the U.S. Army to move on to reservations. Many white citizens of Corinne, however, were fearful of a Mormon-Indian alliance, and after wild rumors were started, they called for army protection. The threat of another attack by the army forced the Shoshones to leave the area, abandoning their planted farms and ready to harvest crops.
After their expulsion from their farms by the military, some of the Shoshone moved a few miles north to Elwood, Utah. Others continued to travel farther north to the Fort Hall reservation. Some returned to the Cache Valley to wander in areas they had previously called home.

 

 
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