Indians of the Great Basin

Mitchell, Kevin M.
January 2001
Wickiup;2001, p6
Book Chapter
The Indians who roamed the Great Basin lived there for thousands of years. Some of the main Great Basin tribes are the Utes, Paiutes, Shoshones, Bannocks, and Washoes. They mostly lived in smaller groups called bands. Religion was a part of the people's everyday life. The Basin Indians had horses that gave them the ability to travel faster and farther. The Paiutes and Washoes made strong and beautiful baskets.


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