Tendoy, Chief of the Lemhi Shoshone
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 57.609 W 113° 38.644
12T E 291462 N 4981924
Quick Description: History sign on Hwy. 28 at Tendoy, Idaho.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 8/28/2012 5:31:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMF60J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 2

Long Description:
One of three history signs at Lewis and Clark Back Country Byway interpretive site in Tendoy, Idaho.
Marker Name: Tendoy, Chief of the Lemhi Shoshone

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
“we must consede him a place among the heroes of the age . . . From any standpoint, Tin Doi was a grand old man, wit a strong personality, an indomitable will. His influence over his tribe was always for good.” - Lemhi Herald May 16, 1907 This community is named for a great man: Tendoy, chief of the Lemhi Shoshones from 1863 to 1907. During the Nez Perce, Bannock, and Sheepeater troubles of the 1870s, Tendoy preserved the peace in Lemhi County. In gratitude, prominent local settlers supported the chief’s staunch resistance to government efforts to move the Lemhis to the Fort Hall reservation near Pocatello. In 1892 Congress voted Tendoy a monthly pension; he was the only Indian chief ever so honored. Tendoy died on Agency Creek in 1907, the year the government closed the Lemhi reservation and exiled the Lemhi Shoshone from this valley.


County: Lemhi

City: Tendoy, Idaho

Group Responsible for Placement: BLM

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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