Fort Washakie

From FortWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Fort Calendar Fort Blogs

Fort Washakie (1871-1909) - Established as a relocated Camp Brown (2) in 1871 by Captain Robert A. Torrey, 1st U.S. Infantry, in the present day town of Fort Washakie, Fremont County, Wyoming. Renamed Fort Washakie 30 Dec 1878 after Shoshone Chief Washakie, father-in-law of Jim Bridger. The chief resided at Fort Washakie until his death in 1900. Permanently abandoned by the U.S. Army in 1909. Became the headquarters of the Shoshoni Indian Agency in 1913.

Fort Washakie 1883
Fort Washakie Post Building Probably a Stable
Fort Washakie Building 1, Originally the Post Library and Chapel
Fort Washakie Building 1, in Use as Wind River Indian Agency HQ

Fort Washakie History

Chief Washakie's Grave in the old Fort Washakie Cemetery

Established to protect the Shoshone and Bannock Indian Reservation against hostile Indian enemies of these two tribes. Relocated from Lander in Jan 1871 by Captain Robert A. Torrey, 1st U.S. Infantry. Originally built of wood and adobe, the post was rebuilt later in the 1870's with stone buildings.

Permanently abandoned by the U.S. Army on 30 Mar 1909 and became the headquarters of the Shoshoni Indian Agency in 1913.


Current Status

Part of the Headquarters of the Wind River Shoshoni Indian Agency. Some military buildings remain although they are not identified as such. Building 1 is recognizable from HABS documentation as the old post chapel and library but it is roofless and mostly destroyed by a fire. Other buildings are clearly of military origins and there are others that could be.


Location: In the town of Fort Washakie, Fremont County, Wyoming.

Maps & Images

Lat: 43.00573 Long: -108.883309

Sources:

Links:

Visited: 16 Sep 2012

Fort Washakie Picture Gallery

Click on the picture to see a larger version. Contribute additional pictures - the more the better!

Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
content
Share
Google AdSense
Toolbox