Maurine Carley received her B.A. from Colorado College and her M.A. from Columbia University. She was a long-time treasurer and guide for the Wyoming State Historical Society, which annually presents The Maurine Carley Memorial Historic Preservation Award.
"A study which is an important step in the documentation of the
history of Western tribes. It is the result of research of many
years, and it should endure as one of the standard works on this
"Carefully conceived and extensively documented, this volume should long standard as the standard work on this subject."--American West
"An excellent treatment of the great Shoshoni people, and it is not likely to be superseded."--Journal of the American West
"This book presents a new outlook on Indian culture which is even more interesting because it develops into a moving and necessary biography of a little publicized nation."--Real West