Stephen F. Austin State University

The Travel Blog of the history faculty and students of Stephen F. Austin State University.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Washita National Battlefield, Cheyenne, OK

9 June 2011 - Washita National Battlefield.  We kicked off our morning with a visit to the site of the massacre of a peaceful band of Cheyenne on the Washita river in Southern Oklahoma.  The site is designed to memorialize both the fallen Cheyenne as well as US Troops.  Professor Bremer discussed the beginning of reservation policy enforcement and Prof. Dormady compared forced migration and extermination to similar patterns seen in Mesopatamia and the Levant.


  1. Are some of your students doing the axe sign?

  2. Hi, this is Kimberly Foli with the Daily Sentinel newspaper. I was hoping to do a story on your journey and was hoping one of you could send me some contact info. I'll be in the office today until around 11 p.m., and tomorrow from 3 to 11 p.m.You can e-mail me at, or call the office at 936-558-3202. Thanks!