• Along the Washita - 1868 by Gene V. Dougherty

    Washita Battlefield

    National Historic Site Oklahoma

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Junior Ranger Day Program

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Date: April 15, 2013
Contact: Kathryn Harrison, 580-497-2742

Junior Ranger Day

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Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Saturday, April 20, 2013

10:00am- 3:00pm

Special Activities

10:00 Native Garden: How to make rope from a Yucca leaf with Ranger Teresa

11:00 Story-telling around the campfire: The Great Mystery Power and The Coyote-Minoma Littlehawk Sills

11:30 How to decorate your own unbrella the Cheyenne Way

12:00 Have your picture taken with Smokey Bear!

1:00   Native Garden: How to make rope from a Yucca leaf with Ranger Teresa

2:00   How to make a drum the Cheyenne Way

2:30   Story-telling around the campfire: The Hairy Toe- Minoma Littlehawk Sills

On-going activities

- Junior Ranger table: Earn your Junior Ranger Badge and Certificate and put together National Park Puzzles

- Walk the Dust and Fire Trail and take the Discovery Challenge

- Watch the park film, Destiny at Dawn (10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30)

- Musical chairs to Songs for Junior Rangers and win a prize!

- Play the Washita National Wildlife Refuge Wii hunting game

- Outside: Visit Sgt. Smith and Private Martin and Dr. Rennick at the 7th Cavalry Field Tent

- Outside: Learn how to throw and atalatl

------FREE POPCORN ALL DAY------

Did You Know?

Pre-dawn Attack

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.