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The Wind River Indian Reservation is as beautiful as its melodic name. It's one of the largest Reservations in the United States, spanning over 2.2 million acres and contained within the boundaries of the state. Its scenery ranges from high grassland to some of the most majestic and least populated mountain ranges. The Wind River Range is a renowned destination for historians, climbers, hikers, and visitors who come to absorb the culture.

Wyoming Public Media serves the Greater Wind River Reservation, Ft. Washakie, Lander, Riverton, Shoshone, Dubois, and Thermopolis on 90.9, 90.5 and 91.3. Our reporters tell the stories of the Reservation, focusing on issues that affect the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes. We also take stories from our Mountain West Bureau reporters who tell the stories of Native Americans beyond our borders. They reflect the lives of people on the Reservation and beyond, their issues, history, hopes, and ambitions.
  • Sierra Alvarez
    For decades, Native Americans were sent off to boarding schools run by the federal government or religious groups. They were stripped of cultural ties and forced to assimilate into an American lifestyle.
  • An open field with gold grass and the foothills of mountains in the background. A small layer of fluffy white clouds sits above the mountains, and the sky is big and blue.
    Hannah Habermann
    Wyoming Public Media
    The Wind River Development Fund (WRDF) is a Native-led and Native-focused lending institution that helps spur economic development on and around the Wind River Reservation. That means they get loans and capital into the hands of local entrepreneurs, farmers, and ranchers in the area. The nonprofit was awarded a $300,000 grant from the Native American Agriculture Fund (NAFF) to help continue that work.