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Native American Tribes of Idaho
Welcome to our Idaho State Facts section, part of an educational project
designed to provide information about indigenous people in different U.S. states.
Follow the links to the right of our tribal map for more information about the language, culture and history
of each Idaho tribe, or scroll below the map for Idaho Indian activities and school lessons including a wordsearch,
fact sheets for kids about each tribe, and worksheets teaching words from the different Native American languages
of Idaho. Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!
American Indians in Idaho
The original inhabitants of the area that is now Idaho included:
Here are the addresses of Idaho's Indian reservations There are four federally recognized Indian tribes in Idaho today. :
Coeur dAlene Tribe:
850 A Street PO Box 408
Plummer, ID 83851
Kootenai Tribe of Idaho:
County Road 38A PO Box 1269
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho:
PO Box 305
Lapwai, ID 83540
PO Box 306
Fort Hall, ID 83203
Feel free to print these out for classroom use!
Teaching and learning activities about Idaho Indians:
Printable puzzle hiding the names of Idaho's Indian tribes.
Idaho Tribes Word Search:
Learn to say "hello" in several Native Idaho languages.
Idaho Language Lesson:
Learn the Native American names of Idaho animals.
Idaho Native Animals:
Answers to frequently asked questions about the tribes of Idaho.
Idaho Indian Facts for Kids:
We currently have pages for the Blackfoot ,
Coeur d'Alene, Nez Perce,
and Shoshone tribes.
Recommended books about Idaho Native Americans: Interesting anthropology book on the native tribes of Idaho.
Indians of Idaho:
Good overview of Idaho Indian history.
American Indian Tribes Of Idaho:
Introducing Idaho's Native American history and culture to kids.
Idaho Native Americans:
Coffee-table book of portraits of early 20th-century Idaho Indian people.
A Danish Photographer Of Idaho Indians:
Collection of legends from different Idaho tribes.
Myths of Idaho Indians:
History of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho and Oregon.
The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest:
History of the Shoshone-Bannock reservation in Idaho.
The Shoshone-Bannocks: Culture and Commerce at Fort Hall:
History of the Bannock Indian tribe.
The Bannock of Idaho:
Handbook of herbs, food crops, and plant lore Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region:
in northeast Idaho and the Great Plains.
Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Idaho state: Overview of the Native American tribes of Idaho, with maps and an article on each tribe's culture.
The Peoples of Idaho:
Anthropological article on pre-Columbian Idaho Indians.
Southeastern Idaho Native American Prehistory and History:
Essay on the American Indian tribes of Idaho. PDF format.
The Indians of Idaho:
Brief profiles of Idaho Indian tribes.
Idaho Indian History:
Information for people seeking their Idaho Indian roots.
Idaho Indian Genealogy Project:
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