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    Washita Battlefield

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Washita Battlefield National Historic Site welcomes Doctor Paul Hutton

Dr. Paul W. Hutton visiting with guests.
Renowned historian and professor of history at the University of New Mexico visits with guests after they listened to his talk entitled Sheridan, Custer, and the Washita.
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News Release Date: November 7, 2009

Paul Hutton to speak at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site on Saturday, November 7, 2009


Dr. Paul W. Hutton, nationally renowned scholar and professor of history at the University of New Mexico, will speak at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site the evening of Saturday, November 7th.The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the National Park Service Visitor Center gallery one mile west of Cheyenne, Oklahoma. After the presentation, there will be a question and answer period. A reception and book signing will follow the program.


One of the nation’s most articulate and productive western historians, Dr. Hutton will speak on “Sheridan, Custer and the Washita,” with an emphasis on how the attack reflected the emerging military policy for the west. 


“We are looking forward to Dr. Hutton’s visit,” said park superintendent, Lisa Conard Frost, “he is an unparalleled historical commentator, dynamic speaker and long-time friend of Washita Battlefield National Historic Site.”


Dr. Hutton has written or edited many articles and books including Phil Sheridan and His Army, (1999) and was one of the historians interviewed for Destiny at Dawn: Loss and Victory on the Washita, the film produced for the park visitor center.


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.