Casper in Natrona County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Indians Of Wyoming
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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.