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Washita

(wŏsh`ĭtô), river, c.450 mi (720 km) long, rising in the Texas Panhandle near the Okla. line and flowing generally SE across Oklahoma to Lake Texoma or the Red River. The Native American name is another spelling of Ouachita. Fort Cobb Dam on Pond Creek and Foss Dam on the river both serve the Washita basin project. The battle of the Washita (1868), in which General Custer defeated the Cheyenne, took place on the river, near the town of Cheyenne, Okla.; the location is now the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site.

Ouachita

, Washita
a river in the S central US, rising in the Ouachita Mountains and flowing east, south, and southeast into the Red River in E Louisiana. Length: 974 km (605 miles)
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After touring Camp Supply, the leaders began to retrace the steps of the 7th Cavalry toward the Washita River.
In all, about 20 cavalrymen and 58 village residents, including the peace chief Black Kettle and his wife, died at Washita.
Despite these challenges, the Caddos eventually settled between the Washita and Canadian Rivers, where their farms and communities flourished.
Fishes of Mill Creek, a tributary of the Washita River, Johnston and Murray Counties, Oklahoma.
Peck--in August 1845 at Bent's Fort on the Arkansas River--to survey the Canadian and Washita Rivers.
Greene, a retired research historian for the National Park Service, carefully describes the forces, the events and the political pressures on both Native Americans and the US Army that led to the savage Battle of Washita on November 27, 1868.
9 ac) within the Little Washita River Experimental Watershed (LWREW) in southwestern Oklahoma were used to calibrate parameters in SWAT that govern the surface runoff response of the model.
It has since been found in the Saline and Washita rivers of Arkansas and Missouri, but it is still endangered, confined to the fringes of its former ranges due to dams, habitat loss, and pollution.
In A Travel Guide of the Plains Indian Wars, Stan Hoig, author of The Sand Creek Massacre and the Battle of the Washita, helps travelers locate all those difficult-to-find site& He also lists cemeteries, museums, tours, records, and books that give more detail about the Indian wars.
Washita memories; eyewitness views of Custer's attack on Black Kettle's village.
He mostly experienced lengthy patrols and small clashes, but in 1868, he led a big cavalry assault against an Indian village at Washita, Oklahoma.
In December 1902, plans were made to establish a new town in the Washita Valley between Pauls Valley and Chickasha.