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Near Crowheart in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Crowheart Butte

 
 
Crowheart Butte Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2016
1. Crowheart Butte Marker
Inscription.  In March, 1866, a battle was fought in this vicinity between Shoshone and Bannock Indians on one side and Crow Indians on the other.
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
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markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The 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
 
Crowheart Butte and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2016
2. Crowheart Butte and Marker
Crowheart Butte image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2016
3. Crowheart Butte
 
 
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 613 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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