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Washakie

(?1804–1900) Shoshone chief; born in the Green River Valley of present-day eastern Utah and southern Wyoming. He assisted early trappers, traders, and settlers, and fought with the U.S.A. in their wars with the Sioux and other tribes that had been traditional enemies of the Shoshone. In 1868 he exchanged Shoshone lands for a reservation at Wind River, Wyo. He served as a chief through the 1870s. The epitaph on his grave is most telling: "Always loyal to the Government and to his white brothers."
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More than 125 historical and some contemporary objects from the museum's collection and private lenders-peace medals given to Native Nations by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson; the pipe of Chief Washakie, who was present at the 1851 Horse Creek Treaty; the sword and scabbard of Andrew Jackson (on loan from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History); and iconic memorabilia from the American Indian Movement-tell the story of living side-by-side from the birth of the United States to the present.
Laramie's impressive statue of Chief Washakie is testimony to the great leader of the Shoshone tribe.
in Pocatello) recounts the story of the Eastern Shoshones of Wyoming from 1825, when they reached mutual accommodations with the first Anglo-American settlers in Wind River country, to 1900, the death of Chief Washakie.
Stamm IV (adjunct professor of American Indian History, Idaho State University in Pocatello) presents People of the Wind River: The Eastern Shoshones 1825-1900, a historical chronicle of the Eastern Shoshones from 1825, when they came to mutual accommodations with the first permanent white American settlers in the their land, to 1900, when the passing of Chief Washakie heralded the end of their traditional lifestyle as Plains Indians.
The 62 profiles, ranging from Chief Washakie to Curt Gowdy, appeared throughout the school year in the newspapers and on a special website, and later in a hard-cover book.

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