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Oldest Lemhi-Shoshone Tribes member dies at 101
Nevada, the last surviving Lemhi-Shoshone to be relocated from the Lemhi Valley Reservation by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1907, died of age-related complications last week, said Emaline Matsaw George, a relative.
Nevada was just a baby when his family was relocated, but he spent his entire life trying to keep the Lemhi-Shoshone traditions alive, George said.
“He was a man of wisdom at his age of departing into the spirit world.”
Nevada was a Road Man in the Native American Church, a position similar to that of a priest, George said. He often performed traditional healing prayers for tribal members. In 1968 and 1987, Nevada worked to help identify the Lemhi-Shoshone’s aboriginal territory between Salmon and Challis.
During that time, Nevada noticed a granite monument commemorating the Mormon settlers, George said. The monument inspired him, George said, and Nevada successfully headed an effort to get a historical sign posted near the Chief Tendoy cemetery near Salmon honoring the nearly 500 Lemhi-Shoshone who were removed by force to Fort Hall.
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