St. Michael’s Episcopal Mission is located in Ethete, where mostly Northern Arapaho tribal members reside, encircled with the sight of nine historical buildings. The church is called Our Father’s House and is the first building you will see as you drive into St. Michael’s Circle. Our Father's House stands on the western side of St. Michael’s Circle facing the rising sun. The other buildings on the circle are all built from field rocks and smooth washed stones from the Wind River.
At the center of the St. Michael’s Circle is a small concrete structure built as a place of healing, blessed by Tribal Northern Arapaho Traditional Leaders in 1974. St. Michael’s Church has outreach programs, partnerships with other churches, and community events.
This mission began in 1910 by Rev. John Roberts, the Welsh Anglican missionary priest serving on the Wind River Reservation. The community of Ethete grew around the mission, given its name by Chief Washakie's assent in the Eastern Shoshone language, ethete (which means "good" or "OK"). In 1918 the current log church which was formerly located near Chief Yellow Calf’s land (chief of the Northern Arapaho), was moved to St. Michael's Mission, expanded, and named Our Father's House on what is called St. Michael’s Circle.
#3 St. Michael's Circle, Ethete, WY, 82514
(Wind River Reservation)
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Our Father's House
PO Box 160
Fort Washakie, WY 82514