National Register of Historic Places

Wind River Agency Blockhouse

Wind River Indian Reservation

Date Added to Register

Saturday, December 23, 2000

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The Old Wind River (Trout Creek) Blockhouse, built in 1871, is one of the oldest, intact standing structures in Wyoming. It figures prominently in Eastern Shoshone oral history regarding the earliest occupation of the Wind River Indian Reservation by Chief Washakie and his affiliated bands.

Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources