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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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A more balanced view of the site came only with federal recognition in 1996, when Congress designated the site as Washita Battlefield National Historic Site.
George Custer and his US Cavalry forces on a Southern Cheyenne Village located along the Washita River in what is now Oklahoma was perhaps the most tragic event in the decades long subjugation of the Cheyenne in the estimation of independent scholar Hardorff, who here presents a documentary history of the event which gathers recollections from participants, victims, and other witnesses from primary sources such as official reports, journals, letters, interviews, and newspaper accounts.
Helms pointed out that the two most challenging river crossings were the Washita and Sabine.
In September of the same year, Dixon and five other scouts were engaged by about 100 Indian warriors between Gageby Creek and the Washita River in Hempihill County, Texas.
The Washita Campaign (winter 1868) had used 400 wagons to support the combined cavalry and infantry force.
Washita National Battlefield in Oklahoma, a Plains Indians battlefield site.
A second tale, "Life and Manners in Arkansas," forgoes the vernacular narration of "Billy Warrick," establishing a clear distance between the self-controlled narrator and the inhabitants of Washita Cove, where he stops overnight at the Widow Gaston's.
The Trust was formed by Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) ("Chesapeake") in June 2011 and owns royalty interests in certain oil and natural gas properties in the Colony Granite Wash play in Washita County, Oklahoma.
Nettleton Division/Nichols and Washita Drainage were partially funded from this program and also have been reported separately as Accomplishments.
We released 250 turtles into pools adjacent to the Washita River in Johnston, Bryan, and Marshall counties, Oklahoma.
Grant winners include Bisbee High School 4-H Club (Bisbee, Arizona), Linn County 4-H Geospatial Club (Mound City, Kansas), Camden County 4-H Teen Council (Cherry Hill, New Jersey), Robo-Rocketeers (Kellyville, Oklahoma), 4-H GIS of Jackson County (Central Point, Oregon), Union County 4-H Club (Maynardville, Tennessee), Green Team 4-H Club (Phoenix, Arizona), Douglas County 4-H Clubs (Lawrence, Kansas), Cyber Explorers 4-H Club (Cape May, New Jersey), 4-H Beef Club (Ramona, Oklahoma), Washita County 4-H (Cordell, Oklahoma), Jefferson Middle School GIS 4-H Club (Oak Ridge, Tennessee), NAE4-HA Geospatial Task Force (Sterling, Colorado), LSU AgCenter-Orleans Parish (New Orleans, Louisiana), UMass/URI 4-H SET (Worcester, Massachusetts), and Cornell University (Ithaca, New York).
In addition to which, in 1854 the Sicangu Lakotas under Little Thunder had experienced a massacre similar to those at Sand Creek and the Washita at Ash Hollow following the Gratlan affair at Fort Laramie.