Wind River Indian Reservation

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Tim McCoy – Photo Gallery

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Tim McCoy (1891-1978) lived a good, long life and he is remembered in various ways. Some folks think of him as the hero of nearly a hundred Hollywood Western films, silent and talkie adventures made during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Others remember him as a Wyoming cowboy, perhaps as the state’s adjutant general.

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Wind River Treaty Documents

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TREATIES AND AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE EASTERN SHOSHONES AND THE UNITED STATES Introduction The Eastern Shoshones, who live on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, have a long history of treaties and agreements with the United States government. In this section, you will learn about the history of treaties and agreements between Indian people and […]

From Trout Creek to “Gravy High” – Student Memories

Lucy Bonatsie Describes life in boarding school, chores, classes, Indian police, language, farming at the school, run-aways and life in a walled tent. View/Download transcript in PDF format (26 pp; 40K) Tommy Brown Describes school at St. Stephen’s school, language, discipline; trader, farming. (A very difficult tape to transcribe). View/Download transcript in PDF format (8 pp; 16K) […]

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From Trout Creek to Gravy High: Boarding School Experience at Wind River — Photo Exhibit

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1. Uniformed girls at Shoshone Episcopal Girls School, ca. 1885-1895 (Beatrice Crofts Collection) The pastoral quality of this photo, with little girls in white pinifores gathered together as though for protection, illustrates the idea of the mission as a place of safety and refuge. As opposed to the Government and larger, off-reservation boarding schools, both […]