Shoshoni Indian Bands, Gens and Clans

Many tribes have sub-tribes, bands, gens, clans and phratry.  Often very little information is known or they no longer exist.  We have included them here to provide more information about the tribes.

Boxelder Indians. A branch of the Shoshoni formerly in N. w. Utah. Lynde in Sen. Ex. Doc. 42, 36th Cong., 1st sess., 38, 1860.

Bruneau Shoshoni. A band of Wihinasht Shoshoni formerly living on Bruneau cr., s. E. Idaho; pop. 300 in 1868. Powell in Ind. Aff. Rep., 201, 1868.

Gabrieleno. A Shoshonean division and dialectic group which formerly occupied all of Los Angeles co., Cal., s. of the San Bernardino mts., with the probable exception of a strip of coast from Santa Monica westward, and Orange co. to Alisos cr; the territory did not extend very far E. of the Los Angeles co. line. Santa Catalina id. also was occupied by them, and possibly San Nicolas id. The name has been loosely applied by the Spanish inhabitants from the name of the mission of San Gabriel, near Los Angeles, where many were at one time collected. This, in the absence of an appropriate native term, may be accepted as the most convenient designation. Their rancherias were: Acuragna, Ahapchingas, Alyeupkigna, Awigna, Azucsagna, Cahuenga, Chokishgna, Chowigna, Cucomogna, Hahamogna, Harasgna, Houtgna, Hutucgna, Isanthcogna, Kowanga, Maugna, Nacaugna, Okowvinjha, Pascegna, Pasinogna, Pubugna, Pimocagna, Saway-yanga, Sibagna, Sisitcanogna, Sonagna, Suangna, Taybipet, Techahet, Tibahagna, and Yangna.

Hoonebooey. One of the Shoshoni tribes or bands said to have dwelt E. of the Cascade and s. of the Blue mts. of Oregon, in 1865. Not identified.


Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

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