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    Washakie: Chief of the Shoshones

    Washakie was chief of the eastern band of the Shoshone Indians for almost sixty years, until his death in 1900. A strong leader of his own people, he saw the wisdom of befriending the whites. Grace Raymond Hebard offers an engaging view of Washakie’s long life and the early history of Shoeshone-occupied land–embracing present day Wyoming and parts of Montana, Idaho, and Utah.



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      He SO did not befriend whites, and for good reason. Here’s a quote of his from the ‘net that I’m hoping is legitimate....
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      *ahem* We are also in California, Nevada, Arizona… The state of Montana, in fact, was once called Shoshone. Washakie...
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