Washita Battlefield National Historic Site will be hosting its third annual Teacher’s Workshop: A Window on our World: Bringing Cheyenne and Arapaho Perspectives into the Classroom. The workshop will be held at the park visitor center on Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. A popular feature of this workshop, the traditional lunch, will again be offered this year.


Limited to thirty teachers representing grades K through 12, the focus of the workshop will be to offer various ideas for the enrichment of classroom curriculum. During the day, teachers will be introduced to the National Park Service and Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, as well as to Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal history, culture, tradition, and language.


For additional information and an application, please call, Kathryn Harrison, Park Ranger at 580-497-2742 or visit our website, www.nps.gov/waba.


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Washita Battlefield National Historic Site protects and interprets the setting along the Washita River where Lt. Col. George A. Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack against the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle on November 27, 1868. The attack was an important event in the tragic clash of cultures of the Indian Wars era. The site is located in western Oklahoma near the town of Cheyenne, halfway between Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Amarillo, Texas. The park’s new visitor center is located one mile west of Cheyenne on Highway 47A. For more information, call 580-497-2742 or check www.nps.gov/waba.