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By Karla Pomeroy

Eastern Shoshone, Northern Arapaho help teach others about indigenous people


October 8, 2020

Karla Pomeroy

Eastern Shoshone tribal member Willie LeClair gave the keynote address to the 2020 Indigenous People's Day event at the Washakie Museum & Cultural Center on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. Here, he discusses how the white man misinterpreted the Indians sign language for weaver as snake instead.

WORLAND - Eastern Shoshone Indian Willie LeClair provided the keynote address and opened the annual Indigenous People's Day at Washakie Museum & Cultural Center Saturday in Worland.

LeClair discussed the history of the tribe and the Indian culture. When asked toward the end of his presentation if he preferred Indian or Native American or another word to describe his ethnicity, he replied, "...

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