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Casper in Natrona County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Indians Of Wyoming

 
 
Indians Of Wyoming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
1. Indians Of Wyoming Marker
Inscription. At the time of the great migration of emigrants through Wyoming to the Pacific coast and Utah, Indians were the largest group of residents in Wyoming. Many of these tribes such as Utes and Blackfeet, were semi-permanent and nomadic, traveling in and out of Wyoming as warrior-hunting societies. The roaming buffalo supplied the Indians with all their subsistence, and the introduction of the horse provided the mobility to hunt the buffalo in great numbers.
The Shoshoni were located in the western part of Wyoming, generally in the Green River valley. The Crows were living in the Big Horn and Powder River Basins in northern Wyoming and southern Montana. The Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Sioux claimed the southeast part of Wyoming, an area heavily traveled during the emigrant migration.
The coming of the emigrants in great numbers was accepted peacefully by the Crow and Shoshoni, but the Sioux, with the help of the Cheyenne and Arapaho, resisted fiercely. From 1853 until 1877, the Sioux and their allies fought this intrusion in numerous battles until final defeat forced them to accept the invasion and reservation life. In Wyoming, the Wind River Indian Reservation is home for the Arapaho and Shoshoni.
 
Erected by Natrona County Historical Society.
 
Location.
Markers on the Wyoming History Walk in Centennial Park image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
2. Markers on the Wyoming History Walk in Centennial Park
42° 50.173′ N, 106° 22.306′ W. Marker is in Casper, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker can be reached from Fort Caspar Road near Herold Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4000 Fort Caspar Road, Casper WY 82604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Stuart Cabin Site (here, next to this marker); Military Explorers (here, next to this marker); Oregon/California/Mormon Trails (a few steps from this marker); The Mormons (a few steps from this marker); Richard Bridge and Military Complex (a few steps from this marker); Pony Express (a few steps from this marker); Bridger and Bozeman Trails (within shouting distance of this marker); Ranching in Wyoming (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Casper.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of the Wyoming history walk in Centennial Park, which is adjacent to the Fort Caspar Museum and shares the parking lot.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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