Indians and Early Explorers in Yellowstone

The Sheep Eaters, a group of Shoshone Indians, chose not to use horses. They lived in mountainous terrain and probably thought dogs could better handle that environment. Since the Sheep Eaters had neither horses nor guns, they found it difficult to compete with other groups of American Indians such as the Blackfeet, Crow, Sioux, and Nez Perce who also visited the Yellowstone country.


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