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The Shoshone, led by Washakie, is a custom civilization mod by Leugi and More Civilisations, with contributions from EmeraldRange, DMS, TopHatPaladin and Sukritact.

This mod requires Brave New World.


The Shoshone[]

"I don't speak your language, and you don't speak mine. But I still understand you. I don't need to walk in your footsteps if I can see the footprints you left behind." Unfortunately, this Shoshone saying did not apply when the white man came into their lands. The Shoshone arose from the intermingling of various indigenous peoples who had lived in the western part of North America for thousands of years; the Shoshone tongue, one of the Uto-Aztecan languages, was their most distinctive characteristic, and so common that, despite divergent dialects, members from distant tribes could converse with ease. At their greatest extent, the Shoshone stretched from northern Idaho to northern Arizona, from eastern California to western Montana. The first contacts between the Shoshone and whites included the passage of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through their northern lands in 1805 AD and the arrival of fur trappers and traders in the Rocky Mountains in the 1820s. The white explorers were followed by white pioneers, notably the Mormon settlements in Utah around the Great Salt Lake at the heart of Shoshone tribal lands. For the next three generations Shoshone chiefs fought against the loss of their hunting grounds, destruction of their culture, and forced relocation by the U.S. Army. But, while valiant, the fight was eventually futile. By 1890 the last Shoshone had been relocated to reservations administered by the U.S. Indian Bureau.


Washakie was a prominent chief of the Eastern Shoshone during the 19th century, at the height of American encroachment into the West. He was renowned for his friendly relations with white settlers and the expanding United States, while ensuring the Shoshone remained a powerful tribe in the West. He and his people assisted emigrants in crossing dangerous rivers and in recovering stray animals. Nine thousand grateful settlers once signed a document commending Washakie and his Shoshone Band for their exemplary treatment. Even when livestock belonging to whites destroyed his people’s root and herding grounds, Washakie made sure no violent repercussions occurred. He was first mentioned in 1840 in the written record of the American fur trapper, Osborne Russell. In 1851, at the urging of trapper Jim Bridger, Washakie led a band of Shoshones to the council meetings of the Treaty of Fort Laramie. Essentially from that time until his death, he was considered the head of the Eastern Shoshones by the representatives of the United States government.

Dawn of Man[]

Greetings Washakie, great chief of the Shoshone people! From an early age you were thrust into a changing world that would come to shape your destiny. Spurred by declining Bison numbers, your people ventured out across the great plains in search of a land of plenty. You were not alone in this endeavour however, and soon were forced into conflict with Indians and Europeans alike. These wars were many, yet your shrewd diplomacy allowed you to play your foes against one another and ensure the Shoshone emerged triumphant.

MC Shoshone Leaderscene

Art by Leugi

It is this spirit that the Shoshone need once more, Chief Washakie! Your people look to you once more to guide them through the shifting sands of the political world, to see them through strife and turmoil to a brighter future. Will you heed their call, and shoot the buffalo running once more? Will you build a civilisation that can stand the test of time?

Introduction: "I am Pinaquanah, though you will no doubt have heard of me as Washakie, chief of the Shoshone people."

Introduction: "You have strayed far from your lands, foreigner. I hope that your intentions in Shoshone land are pure, for your sake."

Defeat: "This will not be the end of my people, I assure you."

Defeat: "Only the foolish man believes he can ever defeat a people."

Attacked: "You dare think you have a right to our land? You have made a grave mistake."

Attacked: "You have ventured into Shoshone lands for too long. We shall restore the sanctity of our territory by force."

Unique Attributes[]

The Shoshone (Washakie)
MC Washakie 256

Art by Leugi

Of the Boho'inee' and the Doyahinee'

Military units not adjacent to any other Shoshone unit that fortify on an unclaimed bonus resource generate Food Food for the nearest Shoshone city. Killing enemy units generates Happy Happiness in nearby cities for 10 turns.

MC Yellow Brow 256

Art by Leugi

Yellow Brow (Lancer)
  • Bonus when fighting against full strength units.
  • Bonus when fighting alone.
  • May move after attacking
MC Daigwahni 256

Art by DMS

Daigwahni (Great General)
  • +1 Moves Movement
  • Standard combat bonus of Great General
  • Boosts the yields of cities within their radius by +15%
City List
  1. Wind River
  2. Tukudeka
  3. Pohoini
  4. Guchundeka'
  5. Agaideka
  6. Goyahinee'
  7. Kammedeka
  8. Hukunduka
  9. Dukundeka'
  10. Yahandeka
  11. Kusiutta
  12. Kuyatikka
  13. Mahaguaduka
  14. Painkwitikka
  15. Pasiatikka
  16. Tipatikka
  17. Tsiduka
  18. Tsogwiyuyugi
  19. Waitikka
  20. Wiyimpihtikka
  21. Watatikka
  22. Battle Mountain
  23. Tukkutikka
  24. Timbisha
  25. Lone Pine
  26. Fort Hall
  27. Odgers Ranch
  28. Kuyudikka
  29. Duck Valley
  30. Big Pine
  31. Pohogwe
Spy List
  • Cameahwait
  • Ondongarte
  • Queenah
  • Pocatello
  • Sacajawea
  • Sagwitch
  • Sanpitch
  • Tetoharsky
  • Tuziyammo
  • Mugwayan
Shoshone (Washakie)



Peace Theme War Theme
Shoshone Sun Dance Songs Geoff Knorr
Shoshone Sun Dance Songs Geoff Knorr

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now buying your feathered war bonnets and consuming peyote. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 25 Sep 2020


  • Leugi: Design, Art (Leaderscene, Leader Icon, UU Icon)
  • Pouakai: Design, Code
  • DMS: Art (UGP Icon)
  • Sukritact: Art (Map)
  • TopHatPaladin: Lua
  • EmeraldRange: Art (unit model support)
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