Washakie (McGary)

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The statue in 2009
ArtistDave McGary
LocationCheyenne, Wyoming; Fort Washakie, Wyoming; Laramie, Wyoming; Washington, D.C., United States

Washakie, or Chief Washakie, refers to one of several sculptures depicting the leader of the Shoshone people of the same name by Dave McGary.

Washington, D.C.[edit]

One bronze sculpture is installed in the United States Capitol Visitor Center's Emancipation Hall, in Washington, D.C., as part of the National Statuary Hall Collection. The statue was gifted by the U.S. state of Wyoming in 2000.[1]


Statue on the University of Wyoming campus, 2005

In Cheyenne, Wyoming, a statue of Washakie by McGary (a duplicate of the one in the U.S. Capitol) is at located at the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne.[2] This sculpture was installed in 2001.[3]

Another sculpture by McGary, a 24-foot sculpture entitled Battle of Two Hearts, executed in bronze, was installed at the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie, Wyoming in 2005. It depicted a mounted Washakie at the Battle of Crowheart Butte.[4]

Another statue is at Fort Washakie on the Wind River Indian Reservation, near Fort Washakie, Wyoming.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Washakie". Architect of the Capitol. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "Scottsdale promotes Dave McGary's sculptures of Native Americans". Wyoming Arts Council. 30 November 2010.
  3. ^ Statue of Chief Washakie unveiled, placed in Capitol, Associated Press (February 21, 2001).
  4. ^ University of Wyoming unveils Chief Washakie sculpture, Indian Country Today (October 13, 2005).
  5. ^ Dabney, Eric (4 May 2018). Historic Cheyenne: A History of the Magic City. HPN Books. ISBN 9781893619531.

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