DescriptionWind River Indian Reservation spans 2.2 million acres in western Wyoming; the tribal information office is at 15 North Fork Rd. in Fort Washakie. Of different linguistic stock and cultural background, the Shoshone and Arapaho tribes occupy different sections of the reservation. The graves of Chief Washakie and of Sacajawea, as well as the Shoshone Cultural Center, which offers displays and tours, are in Fort Washakie. Arapaho artifacts are displayed in the Arapaho Cultural Museum in Ethete.
Sun Dances are performed near Fort Washakie and Ethete for 3 days in July and August. Photography is prohibited. Powwows and rodeos are held throughout the summer. Christmas dances are performed Christmas Eve through Jan. 1.
The information office is open Mon.-Fri. 8-4:45. Phone (307) 332-3040.