Washita Battlefield to be featured on PBS History Detectives
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?
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.