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

Washakie

 
 
Washakie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2016
1. Washakie Marker
Inscription.
The Great Shoshone Chief, a skilled hunter, strategist, and warrior against his tribal enemies was noted for his friendship towards the white man. He united his people. He was born about 1804 and died February 20, 1900. Shoshone Indian Reservation was created by the Great Treaty of July 3, 1868. Fort Washakie 1879 1909, was a military post.

 
Erected 1956 by Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
 
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.
 
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 (approx. 1 miles away); a different marker also named Sacajawea (approx. 1 miles away); The Right Rev. George Maxwell Randall, D.D.
Washakie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2016
2. Washakie Marker
(approx. 1 miles away); a different marker also named Sacajawea (approx. 1 miles away); Sacajawea Cemetery (approx. 1 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 San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
The Grave of Chief Washakie image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2016
3. The Grave of Chief Washakie
(The tombstone reads:)
Washakie 1804 - 1900 A wise ruler Chief of the Shoshones Always loyal to the government and to his white brothers
Washakie Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2016
4. Washakie Cemetery
Washakie's grave is located at the lefthand corner.
Statue of Chief Washakie located in front of the Shoshone Tribal Center image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2016
5. Statue of Chief Washakie located in front of the Shoshone Tribal Center
Chief Washakie
1798 - 1900
It has always been my fervent hope and policy through these long years to maintain peace and harmony... It is my ernest prayer that you will follow the footsteps which I have made for you. -- Chief Washakie - February 19, 1900
Wyoming
Sculptor: Dave McGary
Chief Washakie image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
6. Chief Washakie
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 27, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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