The Wind River Indian Reservation
The Wind River Indian Reservation is home to the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Tribes. Sweeping plains, blue skies and the grand Wind River Mountain Range as your back drop, Wind River is the only reservation in Wyoming and one of the largest in the nation. Located in central Wyoming, Wind River encompasses 2.3 million acres and has a population of 3,700 Eastern Shoshone and 8,900 Northern Arapaho tribal members.
Wind River was originally established as a reservation in 1863 for the Eastern Shoshone Tribe by the Fort Bridger Treaty. Originally over 45 million acres of land that stretched into Colorado, Idaho and Utah, the reservation was diminished by an amended treaty in 1868. The Northern Arapaho Tribe were forced onto the reservation in 1877 and today, the two tribes share and call Wind River home.