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The way it was: Treaty Day - 1992

Jun 21, 2015 Staff

The Shoshone Tribal Cultural Center hosted the fifth annual Treaty Day events in the first week of summer 1992. Visitors and participants saw exhibits of original art and historic photographs, with food and powwow dancing in the evening in commemoration of the 1868 treaty that created the Wind River Indian Reservation, known as the Treaty of Fort Bridger.

Patricia Bergie, director of the cultural center, organized Treaty Day at Fort Washakie.

Competitive games were a big part of Treaty Day, which took place that year on a Thursday. Shinny, a field game resembling lacrosse and hockey, was a highlight. The women's moccasin race, men's arrow throw, the teepee race and frybread competition also occupied the grown-ups, and a full slate of games and races for kids also took place.

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Conrad Tillman, left, and Abraham Segura were neck and neck nearing the finish line of the children's footrace during Treaty Day activities June 25, 1992, in Fort Washakie. File photo/Chad Baldwin

Conrad Tillman, left, and Abraham Segura were neck and neck nearing the finish line of the children's footrace during Treaty Day activities June 25, 1992, in Fort Washakie. File photo/Chad Baldwin


Conrad Tillman, left, and Abraham Segura were neck and neck nearing the finish line of the children's footrace during Treaty Day activities June 25, 1992, in Fort Washakie. File photo/Chad Baldwin

Conrad Tillman, left, and Abraham Segura were neck and neck nearing the finish line of the children's footrace during Treaty Day activities June 25, 1992, in Fort Washakie. File photo/Chad Baldwin

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