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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 name…
Portions of the High Plains were not settled until the early 20th century because water was needed for irrigation. Responding to pressure for Western settlement, Congress created the Reclamation Service in 1902. Its purpose was to develop water re…
Westbound Astorians led by Wilson Price Hunt in September, 1811, passed through Dubois region, over Union Pass, and on to the mouth of the Columbia River to explore a line of communication and to locate sites for fur trading posts across the cont…
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…
This cemetery is named for the Shoshone woman who became an invaluable guide, interpreter and translator to the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Fifteen year old Sacajawea accompanied her husband, fur trader Charbonneau, when he joined the Corps of …
This tablet is erected to the memory of
The Right Rev. George Maxwell Randall, D.D.
Bishop of Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico. Born Nov. 23, 1810. Died Sept. 28, 1873. Who held his last service in this building on its former site at Wind …
Burial Register on File at Roberts Mission Pages 114-115 Day: 1884 · Date: April 9 · No.: 10 · Names: Bazil's Mother (Shoshone) · Age BCC: 100 · Residence: Shoshone Agency · Cause of Death: Old…
Sacred to the Memory of
Mrs. Maggie Richards
Pioneer White Settlers
Killed July 23rd, A.D. 1873
by a raiding band of hostile Sioux Indians
in their ranch home
on the site of
the present city of Lander, Wyoming
In 1856 the United States Congress appropriated money to build the central division of the Fort Kearney-South Pass-Honey Lake Wagon Road from Nebraska to California. W.M.F. Magraw was appointed superintendent by the Secretary of the Interior. He w…
This school was founded by the Reverend John Roberts. Born in Wales, in 1853, Roberts was for 66 years a missionary to the Shoshones.
"Our hope is in the children and the young people, the old people can't hear!" So spoke Washakie, Chief of Sho…