- A Shoshonean tribe, related to the Northern Paiutes, who once ranged
southeast Idaho and western Wyoming. They had little trouble with
the white man during the early history, and in 1869 the Fort hall Reservation
in Idaho was set aside for them and for a large number of Shoshoni.
Nine years later, the loss of hunting grounds and the decrease in buffalo
herds led to a Bannock uprising which was known as the Bannock War.
A vigorous campaign under General O. O. Howard ended in the defeat and
capture of the Bannock in the fall of 1878 and since then, they have lived
peacefully on their reservation. The Bannock gave their name to a
river, a range of mountains, and a county in Idaho.
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