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    Washita Battlefield

    National Historic Site Oklahoma

Save the date Washita Battlefield National Historic Site announces the fifth annual Teacher's Workshop

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

"Save the date!" Washita Battlefield National Historic Site announces the fifth annual Teacher's Workshop

 

The date for the fifth annual Teacher's Workshop: A Window on our World: Bringing Cheyenne and Arapaho Perspectives into the Classroom has been set for Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 8:45 am until 4:00 pm at the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site in Cheyenne, Oklahoma.

"This workshop is an example of a successful partnership between the Cheyenne and Arapaho Department of Education, the National Park Service and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College," said Washita Chief of Interpretation, Frank Torres.  "We invite all teachers to spend the day with us to learn about the culture and traditions of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribe and how to integrate this knowledge into their curriculum and classrooms."

This year's workshop is limited to the first 50 teachers who register. Remember to get your application in early!For additional information and an application, contact Education coordinator, Kathryn Harrison, at 580-497-2742 or visit the park website, www.nps.gov/waba.

 

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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 one mile west of Cheyenne on Highway 47A. For more information, call 580-497-2742 or check www.nps.gov/waba.

 

 

 

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Did You Know?

Captain Louis Hamilton

Captain Louis Hamilton was the first casualty during the attack on the Washita. Captain Hamilton was grandson of Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States.