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Chief Washakie (1808)close

Born in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, Chief Washakie was perhaps the most famous of all the Eastern Shoshone leaders. He was known both as a warrior and a statesman, and played a prominent role in the development of the territories of Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. He served as a scout for the US Army, and encouraged his people to help the pioneers who were traveling through Wyoming.

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