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nativeamericannews:

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.

*ahem*  We are also in California, Nevada, Arizona…
The state of Montana, in fact, was once called Shoshone.
Washakie didn’t really befriend whites.  He’s most known for convincing the Eastern Band to settle down on Wind River because he realized the whites were going to try to kill them if they kept crossing paths (as eventually happened on Bear River with the Western band).  That’s not really what I call friendship.  It’s more comparable to evading a forest fire, or taking cover in your basement while a tornado rages overhead.
(Btw, his real name is Wusik-he. It means Sacred Gourd. Washakie is the bastardization you get when white people try to pronounce it.)

nativeamericannews:

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.

*ahem*  We are also in California, Nevada, Arizona…

The state of Montana, in fact, was once called Shoshone.

Washakie didn’t really befriend whites.  He’s most known for convincing the Eastern Band to settle down on Wind River because he realized the whites were going to try to kill them if they kept crossing paths (as eventually happened on Bear River with the Western band).  That’s not really what I call friendship.  It’s more comparable to evading a forest fire, or taking cover in your basement while a tornado rages overhead.

(Btw, his real name is Wusik-he. It means Sacred Gourd. Washakie is the bastardization you get when white people try to pronounce it.)