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The Northern Arapaho Tribe

For hundreds of years, we lived off the land; the land provided all our needs. Life was prosperous and fulfilling to the Arapaho People, time was of no essences and boundaries extended as far as the eye could see. It was all as our Creator had intended for the Arapaho People.

A massive change would soon sweep though the Northern Hemisphere. This shift brought disease, famine, and assimilation, the Arapaho people diminished from 10,000 strong to 3,000. Government created confinement and the Arapaho were forced to live as the government saw fit. Reservations, boarding schools, and western movement changed the Arapaho way of life forever.

Today, we venture forward. The Arapaho prove to be a resilient, prosperous, and dynamic people in an ever changing world. Language and traditions bond and maintain the Arapaho cultural identity.

The Northern Arapaho Tribe is making a mark in today’s economic society through different ventures. In agriculture, the tribe is striving to be the country’s largest grass fed cattle ranch at the Arapaho Ranch. In the gaming industry, the tribe is the largest employer in Fremont County through the Wind River Hotel and Casino and its enterprises.

The Arapahos are one of many Native American Tribes that still use their traditional ways and coexist in today’s society. Knowing where we have been and knowing where we want to be through divine knowledge we walk in two worlds.

Hii’nono’einino’ We are Arapaho!

Written by Wind River Hotel & Casino Staff Writer: Lisa Yawakia

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