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Like nearby Crowheart Butte, this town’s name honors the great battle on the butte between Shoshone Chief Washakie and Crow Chief Big Robber. They fought one-on-one in 1866 to prevent all-out war between their people. The victor was supposed to eat his enemy’s heart. When asked later if he did just that, Chief Washakie replied, "Youth does foolish things." The butte itself is considered sacred ground, and visitors are not permitted there, restricted both by law and by courtesy. Legends tell of trespassers disappearing. Better to view it from afar.

The town itself consists of a classic country store and gas station.

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