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Wind River Indian Reservation

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15 miles northwest of Lander on Hwy 287 lies this reservation, 1,794,171 acres, that inhabits both the Shoshone and Arapaho tribes. In Fort Washakie, the graves of Sacajawea and Washakie can be found. The Shoshone Cultural Center is also in Fort Washakie. Arapaho artifacts can be found in a museum in St Michael's Mission in Ethete.

A tribal custom, Sun Dances, are performed near Fort Washakie and Ethete for three days in July. Powwows and rodeos are also held during the summer. From December 24th until January 1st, Christmas Dances are performed. The tribal information center is at the joint tribal administrative complex, 16 miles north of Lander on Hwy 287. Phone is 307-332-3040 or 307-332-9106.

The Wind River Indian Reservation is located within Fremont County north of the Shoshone National Forest. The Wind River flows through the Reservation.

Location: PO Box 217, Fort Washakie Wyoming 82514

Other History nearby:
(Lander) Fremont County Pioneer Museum
(Fort Washakie) Wind River Indian Reservation

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