Category: Washita

Washita

“Of snow made red with blood . . .” starts the 10 page article on the Washita attack. For the November/December 2018 issue of Oklahoma Today, the Washita is featured as part of the 150th commemoration. Written by Jim Logan, the...

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During the 150th commemoration week, 4 tipis were erected near the visitor center. Three of the four tipis were on loan. The largest was borrowed from Cheyenne Chief Wilbur Bullcoming from Hammon, OK. The smallest came from...

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When Custer left the Washita, he left without knowing the fate of Major Joel Elliott and his men. Note 26 on page 255 in Greene’s book “Washita; The U.S. Army and the Southern Cheyennes, 1867-1869” states, “The precise location...

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The Sand Creek Massacre: profound, symbolic, spiritual, controversial, a site unlike any other in America. As 675 cavalrymen came around a prairie bend, the camps of Chiefs Black Kettle, White Antelope, and Left Hand lay in the...

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Saturday, November 24 is the Healing Journey, beginning the week long commemoration of the 150th of the Washita. The Healing Journey is 5 kilometers and incorporates the park’s trail. You need to login to view the rest of the...

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The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (SNOMNH) will showcase a historic ledger art drawing by Cheyenne Chief Whirlwind on Saturday, November 15, running through Saturday, December 15. You need to login to view the...

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946 visitors came to the park in October. As we commemorate Veterans Day, be aware that there are multiple types of veterans. During the struggle between American expansion and the sovereignty of the Plains Tribes from the mid-...

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Halloween is a time of spooky sounds. Within the National Park Service (NPS), spooky sounds can be those that intrude on the natural sounds. In 2017, Washita set up equipment to monitor the soundscape. The results from this...

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Yesterday and today, Mark Schubert, our zone Safety & Occupation Health Manager, is visiting our park. Based out of Chickasaw National Recreation Area, he oversees Washita, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area &...

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In September, 1,017 visitors made it a point to experience the story of the Washita in person. A father and son came from Oregon just to visit the National Park Service sites in Oklahoma. Do you know how many there are and have...

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Discovering your ancestry has become one of the fastest growing hobbies. As such, we have been informed by visitors that they are descendants of the Washita attack. Some from the Cheyenne, some from the 7th US Cavalry. In the...

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On September 19, seventeen students and two teachers from Cheyenne Public Schools offered their help. Eight students, in preparation for the 150th, helped the park water seal our 40 tipi poles with linseed oil. You need to login...

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