Battle of the Washita 150th Anniversary Program

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The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) and the National Park Service will host a program on Tuesday, November 20, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of the Washita. This event will be held at the Oklahoma History Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will include a plated lunch at noon.

The program will include a blessing by Cheyenne Peace Chief Harvey Pratt and three presentations. Dr. Paul Hutton, a recurring scholar on the History Channel, will speak about the attack as a turning point in the American West. Dr. Donald Fixico, president of the Western History Association, will focus on what the battle means to the American Indian community. Congressman Frank Lucas, OHS Executive Director Dr. Bob Blackburn, and Sarah Craighead of the National Park Service will reflect on the creation of the battlefield as a unit of the National Park Service.

Tickets are $40 per person, and seating is limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Oklahoma History Center at 405-522-0765.

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