Eastern Shoshone Tribe pays $1.7M to acquire land on reservation

The property acquired by the Eastern Shoshone Tribe lies adjacent to the Walmart in Riverton, Wyoming. Image from Google Maps

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe announced the purchase of 302 acres within the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.

The tribe paid $1.7 million for the property at a public auction in April, The Riverton Daily Ranger reported. The money came from a portion of the tribe's trust fund settlement with the federal government.

The tribe is still deciding what to do with the land. But Chairman Darwin St. Clair said economic development was the goal.

"The tribe purchased the property as part of a long-term strategy to diversify our economy and investments," Clair said in a press release. "The property is in a great location and should support a mix of commercial, residential and public uses."

The land is adjacent to a Walmart and near two hotels in Riverton.

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