• Along the Washita - 1868 by Gene V. Dougherty

    Washita Battlefield

    National Historic Site Oklahoma

Junior Ranger Day 2013

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Date: March 30, 2013
Contact: Kathryn Harrison, 580-497-2742

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Will Celebrate

Junior Ranger Day on Saturday April 20, 2013

 

Calling all kids! The 2013 Junior Ranger Day celebration at the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site will be a come and go event held on Saturday April 20 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.  

 

Cheyenne native, Minoma Littlehawk Sills, Park Ranger from Roman Nose State Park, will share the story of the Hairy Toe as well as Tales from Coyote. The Washita National Wildlife Refuge will once again have available their very popular Wii hunting game for all to try.

 

Park Ranger Teresa Ezersky will be at the Native Garden demonstrating how to transform a simple Yucca leaf into rope. Weather permitting the park tipi will be raised. Those who participate in the programs and activities will have an opportunity to get their Junior Ranger Badge and certificate.

 

The event is open to all age groups and family members. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Washita Battlefield National Historic Site protects and interprets the setting along the Washita River where Lt. Col. George A. Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack against the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle on November 27, 1868. The attack was an important event in the tragic clash of cultures of the Indian Wars era. The site is located in western Oklahoma near the town of Cheyenne, halfway between Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Amarillo, Texas. The park's new visitor center is located on Highway 47A one mile west of Cheyenne. For more information, call 580-497-2742 or check www.nps.gov/waba.

 

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.