Ranger’s Guide to History: Loss and Victory along the Washita

If history is what you’re interested in, attend Loss and Victory along the Washita.

Randy Standingwater

George A. Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack against the Southern Cheyenne village of Chief Black Kettle in 1868 in Oklahoma. Randy Standingwater, who is half Cheyenne and works at Brown v. Board, speaks and shows a film about the attack.

The presentation is Thursday, Nov. 1 from 7–8pm in Marvin Auditorium 101C.

If you’re interested in reading about this topic, check out Custer, Black Kettle and the Fight on the Washita by Charles Brill and Black Kettle by Thom Hatch.

A Ranger’s Guide to History is a monthly series sponsored by Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.

December’s topic is Protest and Music. It’s Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7pm.

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