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Along Lemhi river description

The beautiful Lemhi River Valley holds a rich history. This valley was home to the Mountain Shoshone Indians who left evidence of their presence dating back more than 8,000 years ago. There is speculation that the Shoshone were among the first Indians in the area to have horses through trading with their Comanche relatives about 1700. The Shoshone tribes gave the name "Ag-gi-pa" to both the Lemhi and Salmon Rivers. This name means "fish water" in honor of their largest food source.
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