Few native Americans speak the Shoshone language today and, sadly, elders who do speak Shoshone are slipping away. But tech-savvy students in Fort Washakie are eager to learn.
Tahnee Robinson was a third-round WNBA pick by the Phoenix Mercury, which traded her to the Connecticut Sun, a team owned by the Mohegan Tribe. The Fort Washakie resident was the first Wyoming-born player drafted into the WNBA, and the first full-blooded American Indian. She is enrolled with the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Montana and is also Eastern Shoshone, Pawnee and Sioux.