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6-30-09 Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Announces The American West - On the Road with Michael Blake

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Date: June 30, 2009

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Announces “The American West – On the Road with Michael Blake”


Michael Blake, Academy Award winning author of Dances with Wolves, will be visiting Cheyenne, Oklahoma on Tuesday, July 14th to preview his new documentary film, Ft. Bowie to Chiricahua.  Mr. Blake views the film as a personal odyssey with the inspiration coming from a chapter of his non-fiction book, Indian Yell. “My hope is that this film will engage not only history lovers, but all who …have strong and important links with the past; as individuals and as members of American culture,” he said.


The public is cordially invited to view Ft. Bowie to Chiricahua , free of charge at 7:00 p.m. at the Cheyenne High School Auditorium. After the film, Mr. Blake will introduce his newest book, Twelve.  In partnership with the park’s cooperating association, Western National Park Association, Mr. Blake’s other works, Dances with Wolves, Indian Yell and The Holy Road will be available for purchase and Mr. Blake will be happy to sign anyone’s book.

Did You Know?

Captain Louis Hamilton

Captain Louis Hamilton was the first casualty during the attack on the Washita. Captain Hamilton was grandson of Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States.