Bighorn Sheep and Sheepeaters

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This bighorn sheep in the lobby of the Stagecoach Inn stares back at you with a serious look. Hey trophy hunters what’s up with you? The taxidermist did a good job.

Bighorns have been living in Yellowstone Park for a long time. They were hunted by the Shoshone Tukadica tribe who ate the meat and used the hide for clothing.

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[Sheepeater Cliff is between Norris and Mamoth]

The Tukadica were called ‘Sheep Eaters’ by the white men that were acquainted with them. No one seems to have recorded what the Tukadica called the white men.

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