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attributed to tribes called Shoshoni, but which belong respectively to the Ute and to the Mono group of dialects, have been given by Gatschet (his No.6 in his linguistic appendix to Wheeler's Report, VII) and Hale's "Shoshonee" described as living east of the Snake river and extending eastward across the Rockies.

Bannock.  It is probable that tribes belonging to two different dialectic groups have been given this name.  According to Mooney, 14th Annual Report, the Bannock dialect is similar to that of the Paviotso of the Monachi group.  The Bannocks of Fort Hall reservation, Idaho, however, speak a dialect related to Ute (vocabulary of A.L. Kroeber).

Snake is a term loosely used for practically all the northern Shoshonean tribes and indicates practically nothing more than that the people so called belong to the Shoshonean family.
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