Our fathers were steadily driven out, or killed, and we, their sons, but sorry remnants of tribes once mighty, are now cornered in little spots of the earth all ours by right- cornered like guilty prisoners and watched by men with guns.

(1798 - 1900)

      The long-time visionary leader of the Snakes, or Western Shoshone,  (Click here for more) who, along with his son-in-law, mountain man and fur trader Jim Bridger, led his people to the treaty council at Horse Creek, in the Nebraska Territory, in September 1851.  (Click here for more on Washakie)