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Publicly provide information and knowledge at a central location, sharing and educating the life and history of Noowuh (Shoshone) and Great Basin People.

Educate, preserve and protect Noowuh and Ohndahvitch (other tribes) culture, history, (past, present and future), and stories in an easily accessible knowledge center.

Our vision

Our mission

Euh hagane (how are you?)
The Noowuh (Shoshone) Knowledge Center is a new and developing cultural and educational nonprofit organized to preserve Shoshone cultural heritage.

We are excited to introduce the Noowuh (Shoshone) Knowledge Center through this Website.

Presently, NKC does not have a physical or digital place or space yet. However, you can follow our developing progress by checking here.

Aisen Tsan.

What's in a Name, Newe or Noowuh?


is the simple spelling of the Shoshone word - "Western Shoshone" using a phonics that students learned in elementary school. Not everyone knows other spellings that have been used unless they have been taught an academic linguistic level of phonetics. Using simple spelling, people will pronounce the Shoshone word correctly.



NKC attained state nonprofit incorporation status on January 13, 2020 and has successfully attained federal tax exemption status on May 21, 2020!


Grassroots organizing began in February 2019. Presently, NKC Board of Directors meet the 1st Monday of each month. FMI, contact Mary Gibson at 207-504-6765.

What's next?

Beginning in January 2024, Noowuh Knowledge Center starts planning the 4th annual Treaty of Ruby Valley Conference.

Are you interested in joining our Planning Committee?

Please email We want community input to plan our future. Stay tuned and connected.

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