"The Snake People"The Northern Shoshoni Indians is a history of the Shoshoni Indian Nation. The Northern Shoshoni were centered in present day Idaho. All seven bands of the Shoshoni tribe are described in this account. The Shoshoni flourished when they received the horse from the Comanche Indians. On horseback they could hunt the buffalo or war with other tribes. Their undoing was the coming of the white man. They lost the wars wiith the U.S. Army and wound up on reservations.