Near Fruitland in Payette County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Indian peoples came great distances to trade, celebrate, and arrange intertribal marriages. Cheyenne and Arapaho bands brought elegant tipi poles from Colorado. Crow and Shoshoni buffalo hunters supplied meat and hides from Montana and Wyoming. Nez Perce and Walla Walla horsemen marketed superior stock they had developed, and Paiute weapon and tool makers provided obsidian from central Oregon. All were attracted to this river area for its excellent salmon fishing.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 336.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1811.
Location. 43° 59.586′ N, 116° 56.138′ W. Marker is near Fruitland, Idaho, in Payette County. Marker is on Interstate 84 at milepost 1,, 1.9 miles north of U.S. 95, on the right when traveling east Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fruitland ID 83619, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Snake River (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ontario Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 1.7 miles away in Oregon); Francois Payette (approx. 5.2 miles away); New Plymouth (approx. 5.9 miles away); Payette World War I Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away); a different marker also named New Plymouth (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named New Plymouth (approx. 6 miles away); Malheur County's Oregon Trail Heritage (approx. 8.2 miles away in Oregon).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,337 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.