• Along the Washita - 1868 by Gene V. Dougherty

    Washita Battlefield

    National Historic Site Oklahoma

Washita Battlefield to be featured on PBS History Detectives

History Detectives converse with Ranger Joel Shockley about possible Washita artifacts.
Ranger Joel Shockley discusses with Wes Cowen about the possible Washita artifacts.
History Detectives

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News Release Date: July 13, 2012

Season 10 of the popular PBS show "History Detectives" will feature many exciting and intriguing investigations, one of which involves Washita Battlefield National Historic Site in Cheyenne, OK. On Tuesday, July 31st,at 7:00 p.m. CST, tune in to see what is learned regarding items supposedly to have belonged to Cheyenne Peace Chief Black Kettle, recovered by a 7th U.S. Cavalry soldier during the Washita attack on November 27, 1868.

The episode will include interviews with historians, a Cheyenne Chief, and staff at Washita Battlefield NHS. For more information please call 580-497-2742 or visit www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

 

Did You Know?

Indian Blanket

According to legend, the Great Spirit created the Indian Blanket to honor an Indian artisan. Also known as the Firewheel, this state wildflower of Oklahoma can be found while walking the trail at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site.