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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?
The distant hills north of Washita Battlefield are called the Horseshoe Hills. These hills were formed as a result of erosion of the softer surrounding material about 250 million years ago, leaving the harder Doxey Shale behind.