Old indian trails of the Shoshoni

Today we might not realize with all the roads, how difficult old timers had getting around Boise County in what was a wilderness in 1862 and devoid of roads. It is over 1,900 square miles of wilderness and uninhabited land. When the Splawn/Grimes party came here in August, 1862, no one knew anything about it or how vast the mountainous area was. Therefore, anyone venturing into this wilderness could easily get lost. So, how did those first pioneers get around? How did they locate specific areas for any purpose?
The answer is that someone else was here first and provided a way to find passages through the wilds. The people here first were the Northern Shoshoni, dating back for thousands of years. The Northern Shoshoni were spread out all over southern Idaho, Eastern Oregon and northern Ne...

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