Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum
Fort Hall, Bingham County
- Grant: 1993
Location: Simplot Road, Fort Hall, Idaho 83203
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum is owned by the Tribe and is located on the Oregon Trail at Fort Hall. The trading post, once owned by Hudson Bay Company, was a crossroads for fur trappers, Native Americans, traders and pioneers in the 1800s. Museum exhibits focus on traditional dress, crafts and how native lifestyles have changed with the influx of outsiders. The Trust funded a photo project for the Tribe, which made these historic photographs available for display. The history chronicled Tribal government beginning with the Fort Bridger Treaty signers through present generations. Other photos provide a historical overview of the bands, which have contributed to the present population of Fort Hall: Lemhi, Boise Valley, Weiser and Southwestern Shoshone.