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.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other 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
Additional keywords. Washakie
Categories. • Native Americans •
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