Historic site marking anniversary

Dec 3, 2008 Full story: Woodward News 6

This week the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site will be commemorating the 140th anniversary of Lt.

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C Bradley

Brandon, FL

#1 Jan 15, 2009
Why is it called a battle when the calvary wins and a masacure when the indians win? No heres the facts of life, history is written by the victors, but it doesnt make it true, The washita incident was a masacure of indians that were following the US GOV indian agents directions, it wasnt a battle, and the site isnt somthing to be proud of its a grave yard to GOV stupidity. Custer got his in Montana end of the story
Mel

United States

#2 Feb 26, 2009
C Bradley wrote:
Why is it called a battle when the calvary wins and a masacure when the indians win? No heres the facts of life, history is written by the victors, but it doesnt make it true, The washita incident was a masacure of indians that were following the US GOV indian agents directions, it wasnt a battle, and the site isnt somthing to be proud of its a grave yard to GOV stupidity. Custer got his in Montana end of the story
This is a valid point. We can not change history. It is what it is! Are you upset about what they nammed the attack?
C Bradley

Brandon, FL

#3 Mar 1, 2009
Mel wrote:
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This is a valid point. We can not change history. It is what it is! Are you upset about what they nammed the attack?
No Mel I see no reason to celebrate a massacure, I grew up in Cheyenne too
Mel

United States

#4 Mar 2, 2009
C Bradley wrote:
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No Mel I see no reason to celebrate a massacure, I grew up in Cheyenne too
I do agree with you. I didn't know much untill I read your post so I did some studying on this subject. I never paid much attention to the monument, but now I do...I understand your point now!
C Bradley

Brandon, FL

#5 Mar 11, 2009
mel there are many books out there I reccomend "Son of the morning star", it goes in depth on custers madness and how he took a Cheyenne woman after the attack on the washita got her pregant with his child and left her and the child on the on the prairy. Recently the Custer family has began a search for Custers lost Indian Son, they may have found his decendents in TX it turns out.

Since: May 09

Norman, OK

#6 May 5, 2009
C Bradley wrote:
mel there are many books out there I reccomend "Son of the morning star", it goes in depth on custers madness and how he took a Cheyenne woman after the attack on the washita got her pregant with his child and left her and the child on the on the prairy. Recently the Custer family has began a search for Custers lost Indian Son, they may have found his decendents in TX it turns out.
Is it really celebrating the massacre or telling the story of what happened so that everyone will know about it? I don't think they are celebrating anything. They are just showing what happened so that future generations will know the history. I am glad that Custer finally got what was coming to him....

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