Chief Washakie was known as the chief of the Shoshone Tribe back in the 1800's. He passed away at a very old age on February 20, 1900.

Chief Washakie was a Native American warrior and, at the bidding of Jim Bridger, attended the council meetings of the Treaty of Ft. Laramie, which he signed with the U.S. Government establishing "Shoshone Country", along with a band of Shoshone Indians.

He was friends with Bringham Young and became a Mormon in 1880 and it was reported that he was baptized into the church in September of that same year, by Amos R. Wright.

If you look in front of the Wyoming State Capitol, you can see a statue of the Native American Chief.


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