The Shoshone Indians are one of the most important historic Native American Indian tribes. Today however most of the Shoshone Native American Indians are settled in the Snake River region of Idaho. In reality the name Shoshone actually translates as the Valley People. The Shoshone tribe was basically divided into groups. The Shoshone group was not a very large one and the total number of Shoshone Indians scattered around America did not cross the eight thousand mark.