Lori Edmo-Suppah: Tribes share story of removal from Idaho

Lori Edmo-Suppah on gathering of Shoshone and Paiute tribes in Idaho:
Descendants of the original Boise Valley people are returning to our homeland Friday to Sunday to honor our ancestors.

Tribal members of the Burns Paiute from Burns, Ore.; Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Paiute Band, Warm Springs, Ore.; Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, McDermitt, Nev.; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Fort Hall and the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe of Owyhee, Nev. will gather at Quarry View Park and Gowen Field.

The public is invited to share in our culture 1 p.m. Friday at Quarry View Park where tribal leaders will explain the significance of the Boise Valley. Cultural demonstrations will be conducted and each tribe will have booths set up to educate the public.

The cavalry forcibly removed our tribal people from the Boise Valley in 1869 when silver and gold were discovered. Most of the tribal people were marched to the areas where they are now located. However, some were imprisoned at either Fort Boise, Fort Simco or Fort Vancouver in Washington. It was a difficult time for all as many died along the way.

Get the Story:
Lori Edmo-Suppah: Boise Valley tribes will come together to tell their history (The Idaho Statesman 6/12)

Join the Conversation