• Along the Washita - 1868 by Gene V. Dougherty

    Washita Battlefield

    National Historic Site Oklahoma

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Chief Black Kettle

Chief Black Kettle (Peace Chief, Southern Cheyenne)

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Chief Black Kettle (Peace Chief, Southern Cheyenne)
 
Lt. Col. George A. Custer, 1868

Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer (7th U.S. Cavalry)

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Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer (7th U.S. Cavalry)

Custer's Early Years

Washita and After

 
Moving Behind Woman

Moving Behind Woman (Mrs. Black Hawk of Hammon, Oklahoma)

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Moving Behind Woman (Cheyenne Woman, Washita Survivor)
 
Major Joel H. Elliott

Major Joel H. Elliott (7th U.S. Cavalry)

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Major Joel H. Elliott (7th U.S. Cavalry)
 
Clara Blinn

Clara Blinn (Civilian Captive)

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Clara Blinn (Civilian Captive)
 
Magpie

Magpie

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Magpie
 
Captain Albert Barnitz

Captain Albert Barnitz (7th U.S. Cavalry)

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Captain Albert Barnitz (7th U.S. Cavalry)
 
Chief Little Rock's Shield

This is Little Rock's Thunderbird Shield (ca. 1868).  There are no known photographs of Chief Little Rock.

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Chief Little Rock (Peace Chief, Southern Cheyenne)
 
First Lieutenant Edward S. Godfrey

First Lieutenant Edward S. Godfrey (7th U.S. Cavalry)

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First Lieutenant Edward S. Godfrey (7th U.S. Cavalry)
 
William B. Hazen

Colonel William B. Hazen (U.S. Army)

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Colonel William B. Hazen (U.S. Army)
 
Ben Clark

Ben Clark (U.S. Cavalry Scout)

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Ben Clark (U.S. Cavalry Scout)

 
Edward Myers

Captain Edward Myers (7th U.S. Cavlary)

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Captain Edward Myers
 
William_G__Thompson

Captain William Thompson (7th U.S. Cavalry)

History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century

William Thompson
 
General-Phillip-Sheridan

General Phillip H. Sheridan

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General Phillip H. Sheridan
 
Lieutenant Bell

Lieutenant James M. Bell (7th U.S. Cavalry)

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First Lieutenant James M. Bell (7th U.S. Cavalry)

 
Captain-Frederick-Benteen

Captain Frederick W. Benteen (7th U.S. Cavalry)

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Captain Frederick W. Benteen (7th U.S. Cavalry)

 
William_Cooke

William W. Cooke (7th U.S. Calvary)

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First Lieutenant William W. Cooke (7th U.S. Cavalry)

 
 
Captain-Louis-McLain-Hamilton

Louis M. Hamilton (7th U.S. Cavalry)

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Captain Louis M. Hamilton (7th U.S. Cavalry)

 
Sergeant-Major-Walter-Kennedy

Sergeant Major Walter M. Kennedy (7th U.S. Cavalry)

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Sergeant Major Walter M. Kennedy (7th U.S. Cavalry)

 
DrHenryLippicott

1st Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon Dr. Henry Lippincott (7th U.S. Cavalry)

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First Lieutenant Henry Lippincott (Assistant Surgeon, 7th U.S. Cavalry)

 
Little-Robe

Little Robe, Peace Chief, Southern Cheyenne

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Chief Little Robe (Peace Chief, Southern Cheyenne)

 
Medicine Woman Later

Medicine Woman Later (Black Kettle's Wife)

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Medicine Woman Later

 
California Joe, Scout

California Joe, Scout

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California Joe, Scout

 
Lt. Col. Alfred H. Sully

Lt. Col. Alfred H. Sully (U.S. Army)

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Lt. Col. Alfred H. Sully (U.S. Army)

 
Osage Scouts

Osage Scouts

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Osage Scouts

Did You Know?

Pre-dawn Attack

As Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his men rode towards Black Kettle's camp, they endured four days of blizzard conditions. Several troopers were affected by the inclement weather, including field surgeons, Henry Lippincott and William Renicke, both of whom were stricken with snow blindness.