I n 2008, Valley Pride was pleased to dedicate the Chief Pocatello statue on the grounds of the welcome center on S. 5th Ave. Born after 1810, Pocatello claimed this area and surrounding territories as his homeland. He soon watched his people endure brutality, disease and starvation. For retaliating, he was nearly hanged until President Lincoln intervened. After 1875, he lived a reservation life until his death around 1884. He was buried in a bottomless spring with 18 horses.