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Indigenous Peoples of Wyoming

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Wyoming is a Delaware Indian word meaning  'mountains and valley alternating".

Tribes and Bands of WyomingEdit

Arapaho, Bannock, Cheyenne, Comanche, Crows, Cree, Dakota, Gros Venutreno or Chumashan, Gosiute, Kiowa, Kiowa-Apache, Menominee, Numa, Paiute, Pawnee, Shoshoni, Sioux, Ute (Southern)


As identified in the National Atlas of the United States of America, the following reservation names in bold are current federally-recognized reservations:

Isaacs, Katherine M., Omni Gazetteer of the United States of America. U.S. Data Source Book, Volume 11, Appendices, Bureau of Indian Affairs List of American Indian Reservations, Appendix E, Indian Reservations, Omnigraphics, Inc., 1991.

Shoshone Indian Reservation

Wind River Reservation -- Federal, under juridiction of Wind River Agency; Tribes: Shoshoni and Arapaho


Shoshoni Agency

Wind River Agency: Ft. Washakie, WY, 82514

See also:

Wyoming_History for a calendar of events

Wyoming_Military Records for a list of forts

The Family History library has copies of the Wind River Agency files of Wyoming for the years 1881 to 1953. These are detailed records kept by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The original records are at the National Archives—Rocky Mountain Region (Denver) at Other American Indian records are listed in the subject section of the Family History Library Catalog under the names of the tribes, such as SHOSHONI INDIANS.