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The Aftermath: Battle of the Washita

September 16, 2022 Michael King/Brad Smalley
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The Aftermath: Battle of the Washita
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Show Notes

In this episode, buffalo hunters Jim White, Hoodoo Brown, Prairie Dog Morrow, and Josiah Wright Moore are camped along the Salina River, preparing hides to take to the market. During the evening, just before mealtime, a hunter by the name of Hoodoo Brown tells his account of the aftermath of the Washita battle on November 27, 1868. The battle is best remembered when Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer's 7th U.S. Cavalry attacked Black Kettle's Southern Cheyenne camp. Custer's forces attacked the village because scouts had found it by tracking the trail of an Indian party that had raided white settlers. Black Kettle and his people had been at peace and were seeking peace. On that day, Custer's soldiers killed women and children in addition to warriors. They also took many captives to serve as hostages and human shields. The aftermath is the December 7, 1868, story of Custer's return to the battlefield to claim the remains of the fallen and boast of his accomplishments to General Sheridan. Wild West Podcast proudly present’s - "The Aftermath: Battle of the Washita." Subscribe to Wild West Podcast on Apple Podcast

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