Fort Washakie

Fort Washakie 1883
   Fort Washakie (1871-1909) - Established as a relocated Camp Brown Jan 1871 by Capt. Robert A. Torrey, 1st U.S. Infantry. Renamed Fort Washakie 30 Dec 1878 after Chief Washakie, father-in-law of Jim Bridger. Permanently abandoned 30 Mar 1909. Fort Washakie History
   Established to protect the Shoshone and Bannock Indian Reservation against hostile Indian enemies of these two tribes.

  

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