Near Crowheart in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The contest was waged for the supremacy of hunting grounds in the Wind River basin. Crowheart Butte was so named because the victorious Washakie, Chief of the Shoshones, displayed a Crow Indian's heart on his lance at the war dance after the battle. The major portion of the battle was fought near Black Mountain several miles to the north.
Washakie, in his youth and middle age, was a very mighty warrior. He was a wise chief and friendly to the white people. No white man's scalp hung in this chief's teepee.
Erected by Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
Location. 43° 16.404′ N, 109° 6.96′ W. Marker is near Crowheart, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker is on U.S. 287 near Sand Draw Road, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crowheart WY 82512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 7 milesThe Riverton Project (approx. 6.2 miles away); Wyoming Winds (approx. 6.2 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is locate at a turnout on the south side of U.S. Highway 287/26.
Additional keywords. Washakie
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.