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Emancipation Hall - Chief Washakie Bronze Statue

Chief Washakie (1800?-1900)—Wyoming
Bronze by Dave McGary, 2000, Emancipation Hall.
Warrior and spokesman for Shoshone tribe. Fluent in French, English, and several Native American languages. United Shoshone bands. Negotiated with army to ensure preservation of more than three million acres in Wyoming as home to the Shoshone. Only known Native American to be given a full military funeral. Details of clothing are finely painted in color.

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