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Bannock Indian Culture and History

People: The Bannock Indians are a Native American tribe of the Great Basin region, particularly what is now Oregon and Idaho. They are closely related to the Northern Paiute tribe, and speak a dialect of the Northern Paiute language. Today, most Bannock people live on the Fort Hall reservation in Idaho, where they have merged with their allies the Shoshones.

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Names: Alternate spellings that have been used for the Bannock tribe include Bannack, Banakwut, Bana'kwut, Banate, Panaki, Panakwati, Pan'akwati, Pannaitti, Panaiti, Panaeti, Panaili, Punnush, and Ponasht. The Bannocks have also been known as Nimi, which means "people" in their native language, or Snake Indians, a historical term that was used to refer to Shoshones and Paiutes as well as Bannocks.

Our Bannock Websites

Paiute/Bannock Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Bannock Indian language.
Bannock Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Bannock culture.
Bannock Legends:
    Collection of Bannock Indian legends and origin stories.

Bannock Tribal and Community Websites

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes:
    Official homepage of the Shoshone-Bannock Indians of Fort Hall Reservation.
Sho-Ban Tribal Enterprises:
    Homepage of a tribally owned economic consortium of Shoshone-Bannock businesses.
Shoshone-Bannock High School:
    Homepage of the Shoshone-Bannock tribal school.
Fort Hall Casino:
    Homepage of the Shoshone-Bannock casino.

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The Bannock of Idaho:
    History book about the Bannock Indian tribe.
Northern Paiute-Bannock Dictionary:
    Comprehensive dictionary of the Bannock language.
The Shoshone-Bannocks:
    History of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.
Sage Smoke: Tales of the Shoshoni-Bannock Indians:
    Collection of Shoshone and Bannock legends.
The Rocks Are Ringing: Bannock-Paiute Indian War, Oregon, 1878:
    History of the Bannock Indian War.
Native American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Bannocks and American Indians in general.

Bannock Lifestyle and Tradition

Shoshone Bannock Tribal Museum:
    Online video exhibit of Shoshone and Bannock history from the Fort Hall tribal museum.
The Bannock Indians:
    Profile of the Bannock tribe and their interactions with the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Cordage People: The Bannock Tribe:
    Information on Bannock Indian life, with pictures and a map of Idaho.
Northern Shoshone and Bannock Indians:
    Articles on Shoshone-Bannock culture, traditions, and religion.
Bannock Indian History:
    Information on Bannock history and genealogy.
Buffalo Hunters of the Great Basin:
    Simple overview of Bannock history.
Bannock War * Account of the Bannock Indian War:
    Websites about the Bannock Indian War of 1878.
Bannock Authors:
    Bannock writers, their lives and work.
Shoshone-Bannock Fry Bread * Bannock Fish Recipe * Chokecherry Pudding * Shoshone Bannock Rock Chuck:
    Sagebrush Tea:
    How to make traditional Bannock recipes.
Fort Hall Pow Wow: * Shoshone-Bannock Festival:
    Websites about the Shoshone-Bannock Indian festival and powwow.
Four Directions: Bannock:
    Timeline and links about Bannock history.

Bannock News

Sho-Ban News:
    Online newspaper of the Shoshone-Bannock tribes.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Bannock People * Wikipedia: Bannock: * Bannock Shoshone Tribe:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Bannock tribes.
   El Pueblo Bannock * Los Bannock * Paiute Septentrional y Bannock:
   Information about the Bannocks in Spanish.
   Bannock Resources * Shoshone-Bannock Tribes * Bannock Indians:
   Shoshone-Bannock links.

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