Fort Washakie

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For the namesake town in Wyoming, see Fort Washakie, Wyoming.
Fort Washakie Historic District
Building 1, Fort Washakie.jpg
Fort Washakie Building #1
Fort Washakie is located in Wyoming
Fort Washakie
Nearest city Fort Washakie, Wyoming
Coordinates 43°00′23″N 108°52′56″W / 43.00639°N 108.88222°W / 43.00639; -108.88222Coordinates: 43°00′23″N 108°52′56″W / 43.00639°N 108.88222°W / 43.00639; -108.88222
Area 23 acres (9.3 ha)
Built 1869 (1869)
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 69000188[1]
Added to NRHP April 16, 1969

Fort Washakie was a U.S Army fort in what is now the U.S. state of Wyoming. The fort was established in 1869 and named Camp Augur after General Christopher C. Augur, commander of the Department of the Platte.[2] In 1870 the camp was renamed Camp Brown in honor of Captain Frederick H. Brown who was killed in the Fetterman Massacre in 1866.[3] it was renamed again in 1878 after Chief Washakie of the Shoshone tribe making the fort the only U.S military outpost named after a Native American. The fort remained a military outpost until 1909 when it was decommissioned and turned over to the Shoshone Indian Agency. The graves of Washakie and Lewis and Clark Expedition guide Sacajawea are located on the grounds of the fort. The site lies within the present-day Wind River Indian Reservation.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Camp Augur". wyomingplaces.org. 
  3. ^ Herbard, Grace Raymond. Marking the Oregon Trail, the Bozeman Road and historic places in Wyoming 1908-1920. p. 10. 

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