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Scottsdale in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Chief Washakie

Dave McGary

 
 
Chief Washakie Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 15, 2018
1. Chief Washakie Marker
Inscription. Chief Washakie was chief of the Shoshones for more than 60 years. He was revered for statesmanship and respected in battle, and he united his people into a significant political and military force. A skilled orator and charismatic figure, who spoke French, English and a number of Indian languages, he successfully negotiated land and education settlements for the Shoshones.

Washakie remained an active and respected leader until his death at 102. When Chief Washakie died, he was accorded a full military funeral, the only one known to have been given to an Indian Chief. This monument is one of four castings, one of which is in the permanent collection of the Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capital in Washington, D.C.
 
Erected by Expressions in Bronze Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona.
 
Location. 33° 32.029′ N, 111° 57.891′ W. Marker is in Scottsdale, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker can be reached from East Lincoln Drive one mile east of North Tatum Boulevard, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is near the main entrance to the JW Marriott Camelback Inn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5402 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley AZ 85253, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6
Chief Washakie Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 15, 2018
2. Chief Washakie Marker
The marker is at the base of the statue. The JW Marriott Camelback Inn is in the background.
miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Passing the Legacy (approx. 3.2 miles away); Permanent Home of the "Beavers" (approx. 3.6 miles away); Winfield Scott Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Scottsdale Grammar School / The Little Red Schoolhouse (approx. 3.7 miles away); Charles Miller (approx. 3.8 miles away); Papago Park Prisoner Of War Camp (was approx. 4.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Papago Park's Military History (approx. 4.6 miles away); George W. P. Hunt / Arizona's First Governor (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scottsdale.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2018, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 15, 2018, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on June 16, 2018, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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