Wind River Education

What are the futures of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes? How will the tribes retain their culture and tradition while preparing to move into the future?

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Shoshone Buffalo Return

Since 1885 the Shoshone people have been without buffalo on their land. After decades of effort beginning in the 1990’s a coalition of individuals and organizations have taken the first step in returning the North American Bison to their native lands. Nowhere is this action more culturally and ecologically significant than on the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming.

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Lived History – the Story of the Wind River Virtual Museum

Over the years, pipes, cradle boards, parfleches, and other ancestral artifacts from the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming have accumulated in museums, far from their place of origin. 'LIVED HISTORY' documents the creation of a high definition video 'virtual museum' of ancestral artifacts, currently stored in museum collections, for the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes.

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Major funding for the Wind River Education Project was provided by the Wyoming Legislature. Additional funding was provided by the Matthew & Virgie Dragicevich Wyoming Foundation Trust. © 2016-17 KCWC-TV/WyomingPBS

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If your school blocks YouTube, you can access the Wind River modules here.