Washakie & his warriors encamped in the Wind River Mountains, Wyoming,1870 Shoshoni Indians. Washakie ('shoots [the buffalo] running.). It is also said that the name means 'gambler's gourd.' A Shoshone chief, of mixed Shoshone and Umatilla blood. Before reaching maturity he left the Umatilla & joined his mother's people, the Shoshone. Washakie was noted chiefly for his friendship toward the whites & as a warrior against his tribal enemies.
Seth Eastman (1808–1875) Inscription on a Buffalo Robe From New Mexico c. 1849 Watercolor on paper Image size: (approx.) 9 x 10 1/2”
By George Catlin
Crow Scout This great looking young man looks like my cousin and another uncle both of whom have passed on to the next camp and have the rare opportunity to sit and laugh at me while I try and figure this one out. hmmmmm???? scratching my head here I swear I lived with this man lol