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

Lemhi Shoshone Winter Camps

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. Lemhi Shoshone Winter Camps Marker
Inscription. Cameahwait's band of 400 Lemhi Shoshone dried berries, seeds, roots, and salmon in summer, but it was not enough. To survive the long winter, they would need about fifteen tons of bison jerky. The fall bison hunt in Montana was risky because enemies roamed the plains: Blackfeet and Hidatsa.
After the hunt, small bands of Lemhis made camps in sheltered mountain valleys with adequate water, firewood, and forage for horses. Winter was a time for ceremony, story telling, music and dancing. And for dreams of summer, when one again they would be the Agai Dika, the salmon eaters.

"they never leave the interior of the mountains while they can obtain a scanty subsistence, and always return as soon as they have acquired a good stock of dried meat in the plains." - Meriwether Lewis, August 19, 1805
 
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 44° 56.978′ N, 113° 33.5′ W. Marker is near Tendoy, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on Agency Creek Road near Forest Road 6238. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tendoy ID 83468, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this
Lemhi Shoshone Winter Camps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. Lemhi Shoshone Winter Camps Marker
marker, measured as the crow flies. Lewis and Clark: The First Idaho Camp (here, next to this marker); Plants New to Science (within shouting distance of this marker); The Red Rock Stage (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lewis and Clark: Trading for Horses (approx. 4.3 miles away); Tendoy, Chief of the Lemhi Shoshone (approx. 4.3 miles away); Leaving the Lemhi Valley (approx. 4.3 miles away); Lewis and Clark (approx. 4.3 miles away); First Idaho Campsite (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tendoy.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Agency Creek Campground.


This marker is on the Lewis and Clark National Back Country Byway and Adventure Road. The Byway 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 the Byway and over two dozen information panels and markers on route. Estimated travel time is about 3 hours.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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