Eastern Shoshone Indian Days, Eastern Shoshone Tribe

Eastern Shoshone Indian Days, Eastern Shoshone Tribe Information

Eastern Shoshone Indian Days, held in Fort Washakie, Wyoming, is a vibrant celebration that pays tribute to the heritage of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe. With its colorful festivities, spirited dances and rich history, Indian Days offers visitors a unique view into Native American culture. The event serves as a reminder of the Tribe's resilience and commitment to preserving their heritage amidst the challenges of the modern world. Drawing in tribes from across the region, Indian Days is a grand intertribal celebration that fosters unity and cultural exchange. Visitors have the rare opportunity to witness various Native American communities coming together, sharing their traditions and showcasing their unique artistry.

Held annually, usually on the last weekend of June, this spectacular event takes place in Fort Washakie, a historic and culturally rich area on the Wind River Reservation. Dancers adorned in magnificent regalia step gracefully across the powwow grounds, their movements reflecting stories of bravery, nature and spirituality. Skilled artisans display their creations, which include intricate beadwork, traditional clothing, jewelry and artwork. You can learn about crafts like beading and leatherwork, listen to captivating storytelling sessions and gain insights into the spiritual practices of the Eastern Shoshone people. Celebrate with them at Indian Days, where the past and present merge in an unforgettable celebration of Native American splendor.

Accommodations for visitors range from nearby hotels and motels in Lander and Riverton to camping facilities on the reservation, allowing guests to stay close to the heart of the festivities. Fort Washakie is beautifully situated amidst the rugged landscapes of Wyoming, with the majestic Wind River Mountains providing a stunning backdrop. 

The nearest airport is Riverton Regional Airport, located approximately 25 miles from Fort Washakie. The celebration is within driving distance of several renowned natural attractions. Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park are both accessible day trips.

Eastern Shoshone Indian Days, Eastern Shoshone Tribe

  • 10 Old Wind River Highway
  • Fort Washakie, Wyoming 82514
  • 307-349-6053
Travel information
  • Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time

Event Dates

Starts: June 20, 2024

Ends: June 23, 2024

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