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Shoshone elder buried in historic Washakie Cemetery

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Every once in a while, one of the old ones comes back to Washakie in a casket. On Saturday, it was Leland Pubigee who was buried on the land where he grew up and other Shoshone grew up, a dry, rocky stretch just south of Portage and the Idaho border. Pubigee, 78, of Box Elder County, died July 11 of leukemia. A veteran of the Korean War, awarded the Purple Heart after being struck in the knee by shrapnel, Pubigee was accorded military honors.