Ibapah in Tooele County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
living in the Great Basin Region
In this environment, Goshutes were resourceful and cunning. Living in small family groups, they ate berries, pinenuts, pickleweed, insects and small game, and lived in roofless, brush windbreaks or cedar bow wikiups. Clothing was scarce, consisting of fur pelts made into capes, breech cloths, leggings or moccasins, and woven fiber skirts for the women. By the 1860's, the Goshutes were seriously threatened by an influx of settlers which diminished their food resources. The Indians eventually adapted many of the white man's ways on government and church farms established to teach them. A Goshute reservation and school was established in Deep Creek Valley in 1914. Today, the Goshutes have tribal government promoting various forms of industry.
Early Goshute heads of families - Chief Antelope Jack, Annie's Tommy, Wes Johnson, Wilson Bonnemont, Alex Clover, Commodore, Tommy Muggins, Johnny Pete, Webb Pete, Johnny Syme, Trim Thicket, Egan Jack, Sleepy Jim, Tom Egan, Dick Egan, Joe Lucky, Chief White Horse, Chief Tonobuka, Fish Springs Charlie and Joe Trim.
Location. 40° 2.255′ N, 113° 59.03′ W. Marker is in Ibapah, Utah, in Tooele County. Marker is at the intersection of BIA Highway (Highway 1) and Old Lincoln Highway, on the right when traveling south on BIA Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ibapah UT 84034, United States of America.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2014. This page has been viewed 274 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on June 10, 2014. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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