Near Fort Hall in Bingham County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Newe'm Bo'ai -- “Indian Road”
The Oregon Trail, a major route for white settlers moving west, followed part of the Great Medicine Road.
Along the Great Medicine Road are many hot pools, or thermal springs, which were used by the Shoshone and Bannock people for medicinal and ceremonial purposes; the practice continues to this day. Many different resources, such as plants and minerals (especially red and white rocks and soils), were collected in this area for use in medicinal practices. Women, in particular, played an important role in collecting and administering these medicinal items.
The Great Medicine Road provided access to many life-sustaining resources used by the
For more information on the history and culture of the Shoshone and Bannock people, please visit the Tribes' website or the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum in Fort Hall, Idaho
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Location. 43° 1.294′ N, 112° 24.657′ W. Marker is near Fort Hall, Idaho, in Bingham County. Marker can be reached from Ross Fort (Simplot) Road near Interstate 15, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Hall ID 83203, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes: Beyond the Reservation (here, next to this marker); Shoshone and Bannock Tribes (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Theater (approx. 11.2 miles away); Idaho State University (approx. 11.3 miles away); Chief Pocatello (approx. 12.1 miles away); The City of Pocatello (approx. 12.1 miles away); Pocatello's Name in WWII (approx. 12.1 miles away); Native Foods (approx. 12.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Hall.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Shoshone-Bannock Information Center near the Ross Fork (Simplot) Road exit (Exit 80) of Interstate 15.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.