from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American people inhabiting an area southwest of Great Salt Lake.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Uto-Aztecan language of this people, a dialect of Shoshone.
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Army Captain James H. Simpson, exploring a wagon route through the area, shared that sentiment, watching with disgusted fascination as one hospitable Gosiute woman gutted a rat, squeezed out its intestines, and “threw the animal, entrails and all, into the pot.”
At the mouth of Rocky, or Egan, Canyon, 250 miles west of the Mormon capital, they encountered the forlorn Gosiute Indians, a literally dirt-poor tribe whose very name meant “parched earth.”
His practice covered a section the size of Connecticut, and his patients included a whole tribe of Gosiute Indians.
a Gosiute, in excellent preservation, was obtained, and has been presented to the Army Medical Museum.