The Shoshone people lived in the Great Basin and Great Plains regions of North America for hundreds of years before white people arrived. They gathered plants, traded horses, and hunted buffalo. In the 1800s, Sacagawea and other Shoshones helped explorers Lewis and Clark during their westward expedition. Later, as more white settlers moved west, the U.S. government forced many Shoshones onto reservations. Today, Shoshones continue to fight for the rights to their homelands and remain proud of their traditions and values.