Curriculum Materials

Curriculum materials address state curriculum requirements and include components that can be used alone or as pre- and post-field trip activities. Curriculum materials may be reproduced as needed.


Circles in the Snow

· To identify members of Black Kettle’s camp
· To analyze the reasons and causes behind
Black Kettle and his band being at the
Washita in 1868
· To examine the historic migrations of the
Cheyenne tribe


The Boy General and the Old Man Chief

· To examine the cultural backgrounds of
George Custer and Chief Black Kettle
· To analyze the chain of events that led each
man to the Washita
· To compare and contrast each mans life
with events and personalities of the 21st


Destiny at Dawn
Loss & Victory on the Washita

This 25 minute film, produced by Great Divide Pictures and the National Park Service contains several historical topics that can be incorporated into your classroom lesson.

Historical topics include:

The Gold Rush and Settlement of Colorado Territory, Sand Creek Massacre on November 29, 1864, Cheyenne Peace Chief Black Kettle, Lt. Col. George A. Custer and the 7th U. S. Cavalry, Cheyenne Dog Soldiers, Southern Plains Indian Culture, Indian Treaties and the Indian Territory, Westward Expansion and the Transcontinental Railroad, Transformation of the U. S. Army into an Indian-Fighting Force, Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's "Total War" Policy against the Southern Plains Tribes

If you would like to purchase a copy of Destiny at Dawn, please come out and visit us, or give us a call at (580) 497-2742.

For more information about these and other curriculum ideas please contact:
Kathryn Harrison,
Education Coordinator
(580) 497-2742

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