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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are located on the Fort Hall Reservation in Southeastern Idaho, between the cities of Pocatello, American Falls, and Blackfoot. The Reservation is divided into five districts: Fort Hall, Lincoln Creek, Ross Fork, Gibson, and Bannock Creek. Currently, 97% of the Reservation lands are owned by the Tribes and individual Indian ownership.

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Indian Reservation.

The Reservation was established in 1867 by President Andrew Johnson by Executive Order on June 14, 1867. The following year, on July 3, 1868, the tribal leadership signed the Fort Bridger Treaty, which affirmed that the newly established Fort Hall Indian Reservation would become the permanent home for the Shoshone and Bannock people.

The Fort Hall Reservation was divided into five districts: Fort Hall, Lincoln Creek, Ross Fork, Gibson and Bannock Creek.

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Sovereign Nation .

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes is a federally recognized sovereign nation located in southeast Idaho. Tribal sovereignty is the power to govern themselves, determine their own membership, and the power over a distinct geographic land base. The Tribes inherent right to self-governance has been in place prior to the European arrival on the North American continent. The Tribes continue to exercise inherent and treaty reserved rights, and operate under the terms of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes’ Constitution and Bylaws.

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Articles of a treaty made and concluded at Fort Bridger, Utah Territory,on the third day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight, by and between the undersigned commissioners on the part of the United States, and the undersigned chiefs and head-men of and representing the Shoshone (eastern band)and Bannock tribes of Indians. Read the full treaty here.

Fort Bridger Treaty
The Fort Hall Business Council is the governing body of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. The council was established under the tribes’ Constitution·& Bylaws, which was approved by the tribes and ratified by the federal government in 1937 under the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.

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The Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Attorney’s Office has three in-house General Counsel, one Paralegal, two Legal Secretaries, notary services and more. Learn more about the Legal Department here.

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The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes welcomes you to the Fort Hall Reservation. Watch our highlighted video to learn more about the various branches of our sovereign nation.

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Tribal Enterprises.

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes owns and operates several large scale Enterprise Operations - including Casinos, Travel Centers, Resort & Spa, Tribal Farming, and even a local Grocery Store. These businesses help to strengthen the Tribal economy, but also to contribute to the regional economies off-Reservation.

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