||Thank you for visiting this unique
exhibit, which I hope leaves a lasting impression regarding
the true history created before the development of Lava Hot
Springs. As the Curator of
"Poha-Ba, Land of Healing Waters" exhibit, I feel
privileged to be involved in what has become an educational
and challenging experience. My Goal is to create a glimpse
into the past of My Peoples (Ne'we) rich and expansive history
in Lava Hot Springs and to create a mutual respect for the
land and water as a place of healing. We have learned through
both oral traditions and written literature, Lava Hot Springs
was a gathering location for many nomadic tribes, including
the Utes, Paiutes, Cheyenne and Flathead tribes and more prominently
the Shoshone and Bannock Bands. These tribes utilized the natural
mud baths, mineral waters and fertile environment for purposes
of healing and as a means of survival. Despite our on-going
struggles concerning land and water rights, our spirit continues
to prevail in the valley of Lava Hot Springs.
Thank you (oos).
Darrell Byington, Museum
of Idaho- Nick Gailey and David Pennock, Shoshone-Bannock
Tribes, Bonnie C.W. Wadsworth, Etchcrafters, Rodolph
Wildlife Art, Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum, Platt Electric,
Downey Lumber, The Buzz Shop, Shoshone-Bannock Buffalo
Patrick & Susan Wadsworth, Leo Teton, Catlin Teton,
Rusty Houtz, Jo's Oregon Trail, Hovia Edwards, Jo Dawn
Cavanough, Kim Harris, Frosty's Lawn Care Services, South
Bannock Historical Cneter staff/volunteers, Ruth Ann Olsen,
Sign Works & More, Shoshone-Bannock Librarian-Ardith
Peyope, Bill &
Venice Cortez, Ralph Dixey, Layton Littlejohn, the Pocatello
family, Vincent Ponzo, Walter Nevada, Lavon & Lillian
Jackson and last but not least my graphic artist of Moz
Studio/Native Extreme- High Brooks Davis and Craig LaMere.
For thos not mentioned, I sincerely apologize and mean
no disrespect as many individuals contributed their time
and energey in making this unique event historical for
both Lava Hot Springs and the Shoshone-Bannock people of
Photographs courtesy of Idaho State Historical
Society, Shoshone-Bannock Library, 2004.
Research conducted and recorded on-site from April to July
2004 by Randy and Catlin Teton.
Bibliography- The Northern Shoshone by Brigham D. Madsen.
Caxton Press. 2000