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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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While not as well-known as other battles, the history of the Battle of the Washita River offers a wide range of educational opportunities.
Gelphman, "West sentinel oil field, Washita County, Oklahoma: sedimentology of the "Granite Wash" and structural geology," Oklahoma City Geological Society Shale Shaker, vol.
Custer and his 7th Cavalry rode into a Southern Cheyenne village on the Washita River in modern Oklahoma.
In Oklahoma, relatively large watersheds such as Arkansas River Watershed (ARRW), Canadian River Watershed (CRW), Red River Watershed (RRW), Cimarron River Watershed, and Washita River Watershed are oriented east-to-west and facilitate westward dispersal by river otters.
We have had about the same show." By the time the group reached the Washita River, their end point in Indian Territory, their rations had run low, they had lost some of their horses to raiders, and the federal government had recalled the army escort.
"A bare sampling of some of the worst must include the 1854 massacre of perhaps 150 Lakotas at Blue River (Nebraska), the 1863 Bear River (Idaho) Massacre of some 500 Western Shoshones, the 1864 Sand Creek (Colorado) Massacre of as many as 250 Cheyennes and Arapahoes, the 1868 massacre of another 300 Cheyennes at the Washita River (Okla-homa), the 1875 massacre of about 75 Cheyennes along the Sappa Creek (Kansas)," the 1865 massacre of Paiutes at Mud Lake, "the 1878 massacre of still another 100 Cheyennes at Camp Robinson (Nebraska) ...
Neal Little Washita River, Texas 1870 John Kelly Upper Washita, Texas 1874 John Mitchell Upper Washita, Texas 1874 Zachariah Woodall Washita River, Texas 1874 Michael McGann Rosebud River, Montana 1876 Henry Wilkens Little Muddy Creek, Montana 1877 Camas Meadow, Idaho Milden H.Wilson Big Hole, Montana 1877 Moses Williams Cuchillo Negro Mountains, New 1881 Mexico Frederick E.
The Woodbine Formation overlies the Grayson Marl of the Washita Group and is unconformably overlain by the Eagle Ford Group (Dodge 1952, Oliver 1971).
In "Cheyenne Ghost Dance" she describes a Ghost Dance on the Washita River in April 1892 on the day of the Oklahoma Land Run in Cheyenne-Arapaho Territory.
Tony put me in a strip of cottonwoods that snaked along either side of the Washita River with instructions to be on the lookout for several good bucks known to frequent the area, and one in particular.
In his flashy white buckskin suit, his long hair flowing behind him, he gained his reputation as an Indian fighter in 1868 when the Seventh Cavalry attacked and destroyed a Cheyenne village in what is called the Battle of Washita. But his brashness and craving for attention got him into trouble with President Ulysses S.
(5) Of his performance in the Battle of Washita in 1869, General Sheridan remarked, "[the battle] is the most complete and successful of all our private battles, and was fought in such unfavorable weather and circumstances as to reflect the highest credit on [Custer] and regiment." (6) Sheridan's is only one contemporary example of such praise that Custer's conduct received throughout his military career, so if we accept his leaders' praise of him and his behavior in combat on the frontier from Texas to the Dakotas, he received the formal recognition requisite for a military hero.