Recently a video was posted on YouTube showing life on Wyoming's largest reservation.

Wyoming's biggest Native American Reservation shocked me.

The Wind River Reservation has been the legend of many books and movies.

So I went there to find out what like is like inside.

What I found was these people seem to enjoy their situation more than we think. (Nick Johnson).

The video begins in the town of Shoshone, which is not technically inside the reservation. But it was a good starting point for the video. Right in what is left of the town's downtown area. The buildings are mostly unused and in horrible condition.

Half of the downtown buildings were torn down a few years ago and replaced with a park.

Below is the video.

Once inside the actual reservation, Nick was a little disturbed by what he saw.

He starts by showing that there is mostly nothing out there. Very few people live in the area.

Then he delves into the founding of the reservation, as two warring tribes were told that they would have to live on one plot of land and get along. But the tribes found a way to make peace and work together.

The 1.7+ million-acre Reservation is home to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes and was established in 1868 through the Bridger-Teton Treaty with the U.S. government.

Mostly Nick wanted to see the living conditions in the area.

Wind River Casino

He fails to point out how life, both individual and for towns, is what people make of it. Poor is a result of a state of mind more than anything else.

Some of Nicks's assessments of the Wind River Reservation and the people are justified.

There were many things he said in this video that I disagreed with.

Still, it's an interesting watch, and you can judge for yourself.

Almost Forgotton Wyoming Cemetary

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

Medicine Bow Wyoming Road Art

There is a strange mind at work in Medicine Bow Wyoming.

Someone who is disturbed, yet having a lot of fun at the same time.

This person wants to share that fun with you.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

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