Near Fort Washakie in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Erected 1956 by Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is February 20, 1900.
Location. 43° 0.252′ N, 108° 53.406′ W. Marker is near Fort Washakie, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker is on North Fork Road near Black Coal Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 53 North Fork Road, Fort Washakie WY 82514, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Washakie World War II Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Block House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sacajawea (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mrs. Maggie Richards and Mrs. Hall Sacajawea (approx. 1½ miles away); The Right Rev. George Maxwell Randall, D.D. (approx. 1½ miles away); a different marker also named Sacajawea (approx. 1½ miles away); Sacajawea Cemetery (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Washakie.
More about this marker. The Washakie marker is located next to the Old Military Cemetery at Fort Washakie.
Also see . . . Washakie - Wikipedia. Chief Washakie ... was a renowned warrior first mentioned in 1840 in the written record of the American fur trapper, Osborne Russell. In 1851, at the urging of trapper Jim Bridger, Washakie led a band of Shoshones to the council meetings of the Treaty of Fort Laramie (1851). Essentially from that time until his death, he was considered the head of the Eastern Shoshones by the representatives of the United States government... His prowess in battle, his efforts for peace, and his commitment to his people's welfare made him one of the most respected leaders in Native American history. In 1878 a U.S. army outpost located on the reservation was renamed Fort Washakie, which was the only U.S military outpost to be named after a Native American. (Submitted on July 27, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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