Northern Arapaho Tribe

St. Stephens, Wyoming

Mapping the Wind River Reservation

As nomadic high plains Native People, the Northern Arapaho lived sustainably as explorers and caretakers of their ancestral and migratory territories. Today they are committed to protecting their traditional lifeways and cultural resources by safeguarding their religion, land, language and tribal law. To this end, they have embraced technology to assist in cultural preservation by establishing a GIS database in order to map the 2.2 million acres of the Wind River Reservation. This will enable the Tribe to identify and protect sacred sites, human remains, grave sites and burials and traditional cultural grounds.

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