365- Out West
Located inside The Capital building in Washington DC are about half a dozen life size sculptures of significant contributors to American history.
Not knowing anything about most of these people I did some research and found some interesting facts about Chief Washakie of Wyoming….. Chief Washakie was a leader of the Shoshone Indian tribe for 60 years, signing several significant treaties which established a reservation for his people.
Upon is death, Chief Washakie was given a full military burial and was ranked as Captain by orders from the President of the United States. He was buried in the military cemetery, which would later become known as Chief Washakie Cemetery. This was the only full military burial ever given to an American Indian Chief.