Category: Washita

Washita

The Battle of the Washita mural in the visitor center, also highlighted on our park brochure, features several horses among the chaos of charging soldiers and fleeing Cheyenne. Black Kettle’s horse, gray in the picture to stand...

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The Battle of the Washita mural in the visitor center, also highlighted on our park brochure, features several horses among the chaos of charging soldiers and fleeing Cheyenne. Black Kettle’s horse, gray in the picture to stand...

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Washita

The Battle of the Washita mural in the visitor center, also highlighted on our park brochure, features several horses among the chaos of charging soldiers and fleeing Cheyenne. Black Kettle’s horse, gray in the picture to stand...

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Washita

A month ago, President Trump signed into law the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, Public Law 116-9. As one of the largest conservation bills in recent history, this law includes provisions to...

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We had 789 visitors in March one of them was Ben Wise. He is a descendant of Scout Rafael Romero of the 7th US Cavalry and a Cheyenne woman named Red Dress. Red Dress was his grandmother’s mother. His cousin was the late Robert...

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History was written by the victors, or by those that had a written language. If you were not a man or of a lesser race, your story was ignored and forgotten. 150 years ago, the Cheyenne did not have a written language to record...

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Over the weekend, we had several notable individuals visit the park. First was Chief Gordon Yellowman. Instrumental in the parks early years, Gordon came to be interviewed by a sophomore in High School from Colorado. She is...

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To assist the National Park Service (NPS) in complying with the Government Performance and Results Act, a visitor survey was conducted in 336 units of the National Park System in Fiscal Year 2018. The survey was developed to...

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391 visitors braved the temperatures in February to visit the park. In 2018, the annual visitation was 13,437, an increase of about 12%! Perhaps the milestone 150th added to the attractiveness of visiting the park. You need to...

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On November 8, 2018, Western National Parks Association (WNPA), a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service (NPS), announced the recipients of its annual awards. You need to login to view the rest of the content....

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On January 29th, I spoke to Kiwanis members and community elders at the Senior Citizens Center. A review of my presentation was published in the Cheyenne Star on February 7th. Besides discussing the impact of the shutdown, I...

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Dr. Michael Jordan, Associate Professor of Ethnology at Texas Tech University, submitted his final report, “Nineteenth Century Southern Cheyenne Drawings: Documenting Tsistsistas History and Culture”. Without the images, it is...

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