Below are selections from the Dubois Museum store including our DVD and video tape series about the Sheep Eater
Indians (Mountain Shoshone), authentic replicas of Sheep Eater
knives, and arrow points by Tom Lucas of Lander. Currently we
cannot accept online orders, but we do accept credit cards*.
Tom Lucas has made it his life-long mission to study the
traditional arts of his Native American friends on the Wind
River Reservation. A selection of Tom’s hand-crafted
obsidian and chert arrow points are available in the museum
gift shop. Please contact the museum for pricing and size availability.
exquisitely crafted knives with obsidian or chert blades
and handles made from elk, antelope, or deer horns vary
in length from 3-10 inches. The price of the large knives
varies according to the length of the blade and type of
horn used for the handle.
Please contact the museum for pricing and size availability.
Sheep Eater’s Bow Replica
Lucas is one of the few individuals who have learned to
recreate the Sheep Eater’s powerful bow that was fashioned
from the horns of Rocky Mountain bighorn rams. These magnificent
bows were prized as the most powerful weapons available
prior to the
introduction of the gun and were sought after throughout
the West. Tom works with the innate characteristic of each
set of horns to produce a unique one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
A quiver and full set of arrows accompany each bow. Materials
for the quiver and arrow points will vary. These are special
order items available only through the artist. Phone at
307-330-7436 (cell) or 307-335-9384 (home). Email email@example.com
Brotherhood of the Broadax
This 45-minute DVD produced by Wyoming Public Television tells the story of the men and women who came from across the ocean to the Wyoming wilderness to work in the largest railroad crosstie operation in the country. They built a community as well, with families, schools, and Christmas dances. The DVD includes actual film footage of one of the last Wind River tie drives
The Sheep Eaters: Masters of the Mountain
This 20-minute video or DVD describes how the Mountain Shoshone or Sheep Eater Indians survived in the high mountain country of northwest Wyoming for thousands of years.
The Sheep Eaters II: Gifts of the Mountain
The second in the series on Wyoming's Sheep Eater Indians explores the remarkable ways in which these people adapted to the beautiful but demanding terrain of the Greater Yellowstone region.
The Sheep Eaters: Life in the Mountains
Shows us how the resourceful mountain dwellers known as the Sheep Eaters made their clothes, packed their wolf-like dogs to carry their belongings, how they prepared and used traditional foods, and demonstrates their fishing techniques.
The Sheep Eaters: Archers of the Yellowstone
The Sheep Eaters of the Greater Yellowstone were known throughout the Northern Rockies for their powerful sinew-backed bows made from the horns of bighorn rams. Lander artist Tom Lucas demonstrates this painstaking, time-consuming process on the final video in the Sheep Eater series.
Wind River Adventures-My Life in Frontier Wyoming
The memoirs of Edward J. Farlow of Lander were published as a
Wyoming Council for the Humanities Centennial Project.
Walk Softly, This is God’s Country
Sixty-Six Years among Shoshone and Arapahoe Indians 1883-1949
Wind River Reservation; Letters and Journals of Reverend John
This book was published as a Wyoming Council for the Humanities
Knights of the Broadax
Joan Trego-Pinkerton tells the story of the rugged Scandinavian
tie hacks who cut railroad cross-ties in Wyoming’s Wind
River when the railroads were still the country’s most important
mode of transportation.
Growing Up With Wyoming-the Life of Fremont Miller
Fremont Miller grew up in the Upper Wind River Valley of Wyoming
and joined the Air Force during World War II. He survived seventy-six
hours in the icy North Sea to return home, rear a family, and
later serve in the Wyoming Legislature.
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