• Along the Washita - 1868 by Gene V. Dougherty

    Washita Battlefield

    National Historic Site Oklahoma

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  • Parking Lot Repaving Project

    The Visitor Center parking lot and the Overlook parking lots will be repaved on Monday, September 29. These areas will still be accessible to the public, however, traffic flow may change during the project. Please be aware during your visit.

A Window on our World

Teachers walking the trail.

Teachers at A Window on our World walking the trail.

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site has partnered with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Department of Education and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College to present a one-day teacher workshop to enable teachers to incorporate Cheyenne and Arapaho history and culture into their classrooms.

A Window on our World has several goals:

  • To create a climate of friendship and understanding between the Cheyenne and Arapaho people and their neighbors.
  • To enrich classroom curriculum by presenting facets of Cheyenne and Arapaho history, culture, tradition, life ways, and language.
  • To introduce teachers and their students to the National Park Service and Washita Battlefield National Historic Site and its natural an cultural resources.

For additional information for workshop participants, click here.

 

Did You Know?

Animal tracks in the snow.

Washita is an anglicized version of two Choctaw words “Owa Chito” meaning “Big Hunt.” Today it is pronounced Wash-i-taw.