Correction: A previous version stated Redbirds’ grandfather Red Lake was the brother of Chief Washakie. That was incorrect and is as follows: “Redbirds step dad was an Edmo. Direct descendant of Chief Arimo who was the brother of Chief Washakie.“
(Crowheart, WY) – Raphaella Stump is on a mission to preserve her 88-year-old mother’s memories and knowledge about the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Wind River Reservation.
Born during the Great Depression, Ralphaelita Pocatello Stump’s family moved to Crowheart from Idaho in a wagon when she was only two and has been here ever since.
She served the community in several capacities over the years including as a translator for the General Council, liaison between the state and tribe, and sits on the language certification committee among many other leadership roles.
She helped bring the Johnson-O’Malley Program to the schools and is one of the founders of HUD housing on the Wind River Reservation.
Chief Pocatello is her great-grandfather and Red Lake is her grandfather. Red Lake gave her the name Inga Hoot-choo which is Shoshone for Redbird.
Raphaella uses Redbird as the name for her written and video compilations of her mom’s memories.
After a few health setbacks, Raphaella continues to push hard to complete the written memories and videos of Redbird. Videos can be found on the YouTube Channel “Redbirds Walk Through Time” and memories have been shared on Facebook under #redbirdstories.
County 10 will share updates on the compilation as they come available from Raphaella.
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