Welcome to our Wyoming State Facts section, part of an educational project
designed to provide information about indigenous people in different U.S. states.
Follow the links to the right of our tribal map for more information about the language, culture and history
of each Wyoming tribe, or scroll below the map for Wyoming Indian activities including a wordsearch,
fact sheets for kids about each tribe, and worksheets teaching words from the different Native American languages
of Wyoming. Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!
American Indians in Wyoming
Did you know the name "Wyoming" comes from a Algonquian Indian word? It is an
English corruption of the Lenape word
Chwewamink, which means "by the big river flat."
The Lenape never lived in the area that is now Wyoming, however... the state's name was borrowed from a placename in Pennsylvania.
The original inhabitants of the area that is now Wyoming included: