Powder River
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Title:Powder River
Other Names:Chakadee Wakpa, Middle Fork Powder River, Red Stone River, Redstone River, Wa ha Sah, Wah-har-sop, Wahasah, War-har-sa, War-rak-sash, Ce-than-i-ci-a, Itkanaahtuusu Huukaahaanu, Itkanahtuusu Hukaahaanu, Kanaahtuusu Hukaahaanu, Little Missouri River, Paiyo'he
History:A mile and a half above on the opposite side is a [Powder] river containing 100 yards' width of water, though the bed itself is much wider. The water itself is very muddy, and like its banks of a dark brown color. Its current throws out great quantities of red stones; which circumstance, with the appearance of the distant hills, induced Captain Clark to call it the Redstone, which he afterward found to be the meaning of its Indian name, Wahasah. "War-rak-sash or Powder R." of Lewis' map, 1806; "War-har-sa R." of Clark's map, 1814, very badly charted; "Wah-har-sop, Redstone River," Clark N, 132; "Redstone R.," Clark M, 112; "Chakadee Wakpa or Powder R." of Warren's map; Powder River is the last great branch of the Yellowstone; it heads in central Wyoming, in connection with heads of the North Fork of the Platte and of both North and South Forks of the Big Cheyenne, east of the Wind River Mountains, by two main forks, whose united course flows but little E. of N. into the Yellowstone. (Coues); http://wyomingplaces.pbworks.com/w/page/12716148/Powder%20River
County:Johnson; Sheridan; Campbell
Feature Category:Water Features
Origin Of Name:Stream in Wyoming, so named because of the dark powder-colored sand on its banks. (Gannett, 1905) River, formed in Johnson County, Wyoming, by the junction of its Middle and South Forks, ... flowing thence northeasterly, crossing into Montana ... and entering the Yellowstone River ... in Montana. (Decisions, 1931) River and Town named for the dark powder like sand found along the river banks. (WPA) Named for a branch of the Powder River which in turn was named for the dark powder-like quick sand that is found along its banks and in the channel. (Annals of Wyoming 15:1) This village was named from Powder River. The river was named from the dark powder like sand that was found along its banks. (Stennett, 1908)A mile and a half above on the opposite side is a [Powder] river containing 100 yards' width of water, though the bed itself is much wider. The water itself is very muddy, and like its banks of a dark brown color. Its current throws out great quantities of red stoneswhich circumstance, with the appearance of the distant hills, induced Captain Clark to call it the Redstone, which he afterward found to be the meaning of its Indian name, Wahasah. "War-rak-sash or Powder R." of Lewis' map, 1806"War-har-sa R." of Clark's map, 1814, very badly charted"Wah-har-sop, Redstone River," Clark N, 132"Redstone R.," Clark M, 112"Chakadee Wakpa or Powder R." of Warren's mapPowder River is the last great branch of the Yellowstoneit heads in central Wyoming, in connection with heads of the North Fork of the Platte and of both North and South Forks of the Big Cheyenne, east of the Wind River Mountains, by two main forks, whose united course flows but little E. of N. into the Yellowstone. (Coues)http://wyomingplaces.pbworks.com/w/page/12716148/Powder%20River
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