Mountain Spirit the Sheep Eater Indians of Yellowstone


There is a modern myth that indians did not inhabit the yellowstone. Here is the real story.



Drawing on extensive ethnographic woek amoung descendant native peoples and ongoing archaeological excavations, Mountain Spirit shows that many groups have visited or lived in the area prehistoric and historic times. Primary among them was the Shoshone group called Tukudika, or Sheep Eaters, who maintained a rich and abundant way of life closely related to their primary source of protein, the mountain sheep of the high-alltitude Yellowstone area.