Newe Tesumpatukanteh (Indian Education)

The Fort Washakie School and Community welcome you to our beautiful reservation.

Isen Tammen Newe Sokoppeh (This is Our Indian Land)

The Wind River Indian Reservation is the seventh largest reservation in the U.S. and home to four thousand Eastern Shoshone and nine thousand Northern Arapahos. Both groups are reviving languages and cultural and spiritual practices that used to be repressed or even outlawed by the U.S. government.

Explore the Wind River Indian Reservation

    TravelStorys Self-Guided Audio Tour

    The tour follows US Hwy 287 from the Town of Lander, Wyoming, north to the Rte. 26 junction and features student-produced interviews and stories of the vast 2.2-million-acre Wind River Indian Reservation, highlighting the native Shoshone peoples who live there, the dramatic scenery, and wildlife of the region.

    Here at the Fort Washakie School, students researched and wrote tour stories to interpret their culture and inform visitors. In these tours, virtual and onsite travelers experience a storied landscape, mixing fascinating stories of the people with interpretation of the native cultures and key sites to visit.

    In Part One of the self-guided tour, travelers visit the historic town of Fort Washakie and the grave site of Sacajawea, the revered Shoshone guide who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition with her extensive knowledge of the rugged region and her language skills. Visitors can explore the Wind River Trading Company with historical exhibits and learn about Wyoming's largest Indian powwow and traditional celebration held in June.

    Part Two of the tour loops east and highlights the Arapaho people, their history and stories, and regional geothermal features.

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    Padlet Page

    Check out The Office of Indian Education's Padlet page where you can keep up with the latest updates. We have our flyers for our cultural events, Shoshone language workgroup, resources, Eagle Pride videos, Shoshone language teachers, Shoshone language professional development workgroup, and core value posters.

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