January 20th is ‘Rosie Harris-Celebration of Life Day’ on the Wind River Reservation

(Fort Washakie, WY) – Rosie Harris turns 101-years-old tomorrow, January 20th and is the oldest Eastern Shoshone Tribal Member.

“In 2019 when she turned 99, the Shoshone Business Council proclaimed Jan. 20 as Rosie Harris-Celebration of Life Day on the Wind River Reservation,” the Eastern Shoshone Tribe’s Public Relations Director Alejandra Robinson shared with County 10.


She grew up with 12 brothers and sisters in Crowheart and married Fred W. Harris Sr. in June 1938. They had three children and raised five other children as well. She has numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Below are a few photos that were displayed at her 100th birthday celebration last year.

Rosie currently resides at the Morning Star Care Center in Fort Washakie. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only immediate family members will be celebrating with her at the center.

On her 100th birthday last year, County 10 had the opportunity to meet Rosie and spend some time celebrating with her at Morning Star Care Center in Fort Washakie. Click here to read our earlier post.

County 10 Photo – Rose Harris’ 100th birthday, January 2020

Happy birthday, Rosie! 🎉


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