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Washita Battlefield National Historic Site
Two worlds collided on a harsh and cold November day in 1868 in western Oklahoma. In a moment, all was chaos as the charging troopers of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer's 7th U.S. Cavalry came splashing across the frigid Washita River into the sleeping Cheyenne camp of Peace Chief Black Kettle.
- Lesson Plans
- Grade level:
- Fourth Grade - Sixth Grade
- American Indian History and Culture, Geography, History, Military and Wartime History, Social Studies, Westward Expansion
- National/State Standards:
- Oklahoma Social Studies PALS Grade 4 United States Studies Regional Geography and History- Process and Literacy: Skills Stand 3
Did You Know?
That Washita Battlefield is home to over 99 bird species, including the state bird of Oklahoma, the Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher, and the state game bird, the Wild Turkey.