noun, plural Sho·sho·ne·ans, (especially collectively) Sho·sho·ne·an for 2.
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Upon the northeast the eastern limits of the pristine habitat of the Shoshonean tribes are unknown.
They served to store seeds, and seem often to have been hidden in caves and out-of-the-way spots by Shoshonean desert tribes.Mohave Pottery|Alfred L. Kroeber
They were surrounded on all sides by the cognate Apache except upon the north, where they meet Shoshonean tribes.
Eventually he became the highest authority on the Shoshonean tribes.The Romance of the Colorado River|Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
In the southwest Shoshonean tribes had pushed across California, occupying a wide band of country to the Pacific.