WY-009 Fort Washakie

Marker text: Wyoming - Fort Washakie - "Fort Washakie, headquarters of the Wind River Reservation, was originally established as Camp Augur, on the site of present - day lander, in 1869, in accordance with a treaty with the Shoshone and Bannock Indians to protect them from Sioux, Arapahoe, Cheyenne and other hostile bands. In 1870 it was re-named Fort Brown, and in 1871 was moved to the present location, built from adobe and from material salvaged from the old fort. In 1873 the commanding officer headed a company assigned to explore toward the head of Big Wind River for a possible wagon route in compliment to the Shoshone chief, the post was named Fort Washakie in 1878. It was abandoned in 1908."

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