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Pocatello in Bannock County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Chief Pocatello

 
 
Chief Pocatello Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
1. Chief Pocatello Marker
Inscription. In an era of emigrants, Mormon settlers and the military, Pocatello emerged as a strong leader of the the Hukenduka Shoshone.
Born after 1810, Pocatello claimed this area and surrounding territories as his homeland. He soon watched his people endure brutality and starvation. For retaliating, he was nearly hanged until President Lincoln intervened. After 1875, he lived a reservation life until his death around 1884. He was buried in a bottomless spring with 18 horses.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 503.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 50.784′ N, 112° 25.242′ W. Marker is in Pocatello, Idaho, in Bannock County. Marker is at the intersection of South 5th Avenue (Business Interstate 15) and South 4th Avenue (U.S. 30), on the left when traveling north on South 5th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2695 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello ID 83204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pocatello's Life (here, next to this marker); The Shoshone (here, next to this marker); Native Foods
Chief Pocatello Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
2. Chief Pocatello Marker
The marker is on the right.
(here, next to this marker); Pocatello's Name in WWII (here, next to this marker); The City of Pocatello (here, next to this marker); Old Fort Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Idaho State University (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pocatello.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Visit Pocatello Idaho Tourist Information Center.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Chief Pocatello Monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
3. Chief Pocatello Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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