Tendoy in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Tendoy, Chief of the Lemhi Shoshone
Lewis and Clark in Lemhi County
In 1892 Congress voted Tendoy a monthly pension; he was the only Indian chief ever so honored. Tendoy died on Agency Creek in 1907, the year the government closed the Lemhi reservation and exiled the Lemhi Shoshone from this valley.
"we must consede (sic) him a place among the heroes of the age... From any standpoint, Tin Doi was a grand old man, with a strong personality, an indomitable will. His influence over his tribe was always for good." - Lemhi Herald, May 16, 1907
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is May 16, 1907.
Location. 44° 57.608′ N, 113° 38.645′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1944 Idaho Highway 28, Tendoy ID 83468, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leaving the Lemhi Valley (here, next to this marker); Lewis and Clark: Trading for Horses (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); First Irrigation Project (approx. 1.6 miles away); Salmon River Mission (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Salmon River Mission (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort Lemhi (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sacajawea Comes Home (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tendoy.
Also see . . . Chief (Tin Doi) Tendoy - Find a Grave. He was also the nephew of Cameahwait and Sacajewea. He became Chief upon the death of Chief Snagg who was shot and killed by miners in 1863. Chief Tendoy was revered by the white settlers for his work as a peacemaker; he kept the hotheads of the tribe from exacting revenge on the whites or joining other tribes in their wars with them. (Submitted on October 31, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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