Stories from the Battle of the Washita
Photo courtesy of Steven Lang
"The incident of a battle are so numerous and changing that the entire field may be regarded as an immense series of animated kaleidoscopes, the number of which is only limited by the number of observers, no two of the latter obtaining exactly the same view, and no individual probably obtaining the same view twice."
During the attack, a number of incidents occurred, to, or were witnessed, by the members of the army command:
During the attack, a number of incidents occurred to, or were witnessed, by the members of Chief Black Kettle's village:
Moving Behind and Corn Stalk Woman
Mrs. Lone Wolf's narrative
Stacy Riggs' Mother's Narrative
Red Bird Black's Narrative
Wolf Belly Woman's Narrative
Mrs. B.K. Young Bird Narrative
Magpie's Narrative on the Death of Chief Black Kettle
Which one of these stories speaks to you?