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Battle of Washita River

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Washita Battlefield National Historic Site near Cheyenne

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Washita River Massacre

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The Battle of Washita River

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Washita selected cuts

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Into the West - Washita River

The Battle of Washita River occurred on November 27, 1868 when Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer’s 7th U.S. Cavalry attacked Black Kettle’s Southern Cheyenne camp on the Washita River.
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  • Background 

  • Indians in November 1868 

  • Sheridan's offensive 

  • Custer's attack 

  • Role of Indian noncombatants in Custer's strategy 

  • Controversies 

  • In popular culture