Native American Culture

Throughout Wyoming, you can find the lifestyles, celebrations and traditions of Native Americans in both remnants of the past and contemporary culture. Explore sacred sites like Devils Tower and the Bighorn Medicine Wheel, along with places displaying artifacts from Plains Indian tribes like the Vore Buffalo Jump, the Plains Indian Museum and several petroglyph sites. But Native American culture is not just part of Wyoming’s storied past; it is weaved into the lives of thousands who live within one of the largest reservations in the United States: the Wind River Indian Reservation. Located in Wyoming’s Wind River Basin in the “Valley of the Warm Winds,” this reservation encompasses more than 2.2 million acres and is home to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes. Within its boundaries are the communities of the Arapaho, Crowheart, Ethete and Fort Washakie. This stunning part of Wyoming is also home to 240 lakes, hundreds of miles of rivers and streams and some of the state’s most special places. Tribes welcome visitors to respectfully learn about their cultures and history through places like the Northern Arapaho Experience Room and the Wind River Wild Horse Sanctuary.

Ft. Washakie Pow Wow

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