• Along the Washita - 1868 by Gene V. Dougherty

    Washita Battlefield

    National Historic Site Oklahoma

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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.
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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?

Granite map depicting the attack at the park overlook.

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site was established to protect, and interpret the site where at dawn on November 27, 1868 the Southern Cheyenne village led by Peace Chief Black Kettle was attacked by the 7th U.S. Cavalry under the command of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.