Since 1973, Sara Wiles has worked on the Wind River Indian Reservation, home of the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Tribes, as a student of anthropology, a social worker, a consultant for language and culture projects, and photographer. A book of photographs with stories about individuals and events from the Wind River Reservation, Arapaho Journeys: Photographs and Stories from the Wind River Reservation, was published by the University of
Oklahoma Press in 2011. Also in 2011, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming hosted an exhibit of photographs from the book. In 2019, a second book will be published by the University of Oklahoma Press: The Arapaho Way: Stories and Photographs of Continuity and Change on the Wind River Reservation.
Photograph by Jennie Hutchinson, 2017
Watch a 30-minute documentary on Sara's work produced by Geoff O'Gara for Wyoming Public Television in 2006:
The Photography of Sara Wiles