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Tendoy in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Tendoy, Chief of the Lemhi Shoshone

Lewis and Clark in Lemhi County

 
 
Tendoy, Chief of the Lemhi Shoshone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. Tendoy, Chief of the Lemhi Shoshone Marker
Inscription. This community is named for a great man: Tendoy, chief of the Lemhi Shoshone from 1863 to 1907. During the Nez Perce , Bannock and Sheepeater troubles of the 1870s, Tendoy preserved the peace in Lemhi County. In gratitude, prominent local settlers supported the chief's staunch resistance to government efforts to move the Lemhis to the Fort Hall reservation near Pocatello.
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.
 
Location. 44° 57.608′ N, 113° 38.645′ W. Marker is in Tendoy, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on State Highway 28 near Tendoy Lane, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1944 Idaho Highway 28, Tendoy ID 83468, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
Tendoy, Chief of the Lemhi Shoshone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. Tendoy, Chief of the Lemhi Shoshone Marker
This marker is the righthand panel of the group on the left side.
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); Fort Lemhi (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sacajawea Comes Home (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Withington Caldera (approx. 3.1 miles away); William Clark's Scouting Mission (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lewis Learns from the Lemhi Shoshone (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 San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Tendoy, Chief of the Lemhi Shoshone. on right image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
3. Tendoy, Chief of the Lemhi Shoshone. on right
Tendoy, The Portal to the Byway image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
4. Tendoy, The Portal to the Byway
The Lewis and Clark National Back Country Byway and Adventure Road is a 36 mile loop from Tendoy, Idaho to Lemhi Pass and back to Tendoy over gravel roads with a 4000 foot gain and loss in elevation. There are 10 designated stops with pullouts on Byway and over two dozen information panels and markers on route. Estimated travel time is about 3 hours.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 31, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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