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Question #886 posted on 10/11/2003 4:02 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Who were the Fremont Indians and what modern day groups are their descendants?
- John C.

A: Dear John C.,

The Fremont Indians were horticultural people who lived in Northern Colorado and the eastern part of the Great Basin between AD 400 and 900. Scholars do not agree on what happened to the Fremont Indians. Some think they were integrated into the incoming Ute, Paiute, and Shoshone people, while others think they were pushed out and disappeared at that time. Within the Fremont culture there was a lot of regional variation, which makes it hard to pin down specific traits. For more information, check out Brian Fagan's book "Ancient North America: The Archeology of a Continent" and this site: http://www.onlineutah.com/fremontindianhistory.shtml

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