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The Wind River Mountains are supposed by the Indians to be the home of the spirits, and they believe a person can see the spirit land, or the land they will occupy after death, from the top of them… When an old man is dying he finds himself near the top of a high hill on the Wind River Mountains, and, in front of him, the whole magnificent landscape of eternity is spread out, and the Sun-Father is there to receive him…

–Col. Albert G. Brackett, 1879

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