A tiny LDS Church chapel that was used by members of the Northwest Band of the Shoshoni and now sits on land owned by the polygamous Kingston clan has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Washakie chapel in northern Utah's Box Elder County opened in January 1939 in an effort to help bring white settlers and American Indians together after decades of conflict, according to research by Kerry Brinkerhoff, who submitted the building for the national honor.The church was a gathering place for members of the tribe and was home to the church's first American Indian bishopric, he said.

Citing Box Elder County property records, Brinkerhoff said former LDS Church President David O. McKay sold Washakie to a Roy ranching outfit in 1968. In 1987, the Washakie Ranch Ltd. Partnership began acquiring the land piece-by-piece.