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Washakie was the long-time leader of the Eastern band of the Shoshone. He was friendly towards white settlers and participated in many of the military conflicts against the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe. He was the leader of his people from 1840 until his death in 1900 and was instrumental in the creation of the Wind River Reservation. At his death he was given a full military funeral.
Frank Jay Haynes (1853-1921) was a prolific photographer who traveled throughout North and South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Western Canada. He was a photographer for the Northern Pacific Railroad, the Black Hills Stage Company, and the Puget Sound and Alaska Steam Ship Line. He operated studios out of Fargo, North Dakota; Yellowstone Naional Park; St. Paul, Minnesota; and a traveling railroad studio along the Northern Pacific line. In 1883 he was named the official photographer for President Chester A. Arthur's trip to Yellowstone. President Arthur and his entourage stopped at Fort Washakie in early August on their way to Yellowstone.
Register completed by Daniel Davis, November 2003.
1:01. Officers Quarters (Left to Right): "Indian Dick," Orderly, Lieut. R.E. Thompson, Col. V.K. Hart, N. Comeau, Capt. T. Britton, J.A. Baxter, Dr. Woods, Capt. E.M. Hayes, Lieut. B.A. Byrne, Baron De La Grange, Mrs. Authur, Lieut. Hde H. Waite, W.H. Arthur."
1:02. "Indian traders store and freight train in from the Union Pacific Railroad," 1883.
1:03. Post Hospital.
1:04. "Ox train transporting stores from the railroad," 1883.
1:05. Men, women, and children posed in front of a building, possibly a school.
1:06. "Little wind river canyon looking east 7 miles east of Fort Washakie, May 1883."
1:07. "Little Wind River Falls. May 1883."
1:08. Overall view of Fort Washakie, 1883.
1:09. Unidentified building with white fence and a stable.