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Washita Battlefield Owa Chita Sunday set for this weekend

Oklahoma has many historical sites throughout the state, but only three are National Historic sites.

One is the Washita Battlefield National Historic site near Cheyenne. Located near the border of the Texas Panhandle, the site protects and interprets the place where the Battle of Washita occurred in 1868.

The site hosts Owa Chita Sundays which are held the last Sunday of the month at the Battlefield site. The next one will be Sunday, and the public is invited.

According to Sydney Stover, park ranger, "Owa Chita is Choctaw for 'good hunting.'" 

"Our next program will include a fireside chat featuring 'Traditional Cheyenne Night Sky Stories' with Creg Lee Hart," Stover said. "Hart is considered one of the few fluent speakers of Cheyenne, and you can hear his voice lift in song in the Visitor Center at the park.

"Beginning at 6 p.m., there will be astronomy activities with park rangers," Stover said.

Some of the activities include: The moon phases Oreo game; constellation marshmallow game, and star chart basics on how to read a night sky chart.

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