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Indian Tribes and Languages of the Great Basin
This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to Great Basin Indian tribes.
Great Basin Culture Area Tribes and Languages of the Great Basin Culture Group
The Great Basin culture area is located in what is now Nevada and Utah, western Colorado and Wyoming, southern Idaho, southeastern Oregon, and
parts of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Montana. Today, all of these tribes continue to live in the Great Basin region, particularly in Nevada,
Utah, Colorado, Idaho, and eastern California. However, many of the Great Basin languages, particularly in California, are endangered or near
extinction. To learn more about a Great Basin tribe and their native language, click on one of the following links :
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Facts for Kids pages!
Recommended books about Native American tribes of the Great Basin: Archaeology book about ancient Indian history in the Great Basin area.
Prehistoric Lifeways in the Great Basin Wetlands:
Illustrated kids' book on the Native American tribes of the Great Basin.
The Great Basin Indians: Daily Life in the 1700's:
Another good book on Great Basin tribes for kids, with lots of illustrations.
Indians of the Plateau and Great Basin:
Book on the basketry art of Great Basin Indians.
Indian Basketmakers of California and the Great Basin:
Illustrated guide to Great Basin arrowheads and other artifacts.
Stone Age Spear and Arrow Points of the Great Basin:
Detailed ethnography of the Great Basin Indian tribes.
Handbook of North American Indians: Great Basin:
Collection of legends from the Shoshone and Bannock Indians.
Other resources about American Indian history, society, and customs in the Great Basin region:
A series of articles on the early Native American peoples of the Great Basin.
Indians of the Great Basin:
Overview of Great Basin Native American culture, with museum photographs.
Great Basin Culture Area:
Essay on Great Basin Indian history during the Paleo-Indian, Archaic, and Contact periods.
Native Peoples of North America: Great Basin:
Detailed map of the various tribes and bands of the Great Basin region.
Map of the Great Basin Culture Area:
Encyclopedia article on the Indian tribes of the Great Basin, with photos and maps.
Great Basin Tribes:
Sketches of traditional clothing styles used by the Great Basin Native Americans.
Clothing Styles of the Great Basin and Plateau:
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