A new revision of the Clara Blinn sign has been made and will be put up at the Strong City, Oklahoma sometime in December. We revised the design in order to put in more valuable information on the location where she was killed at. Her and her son were not killed in Black Kettle’s Camp as some books indicate. If this had been the case Custer would have recovered the bodies on the day of the battle and not two weeks later. She was found in the Kiowa camp by the 19th Kansas volunteer Cavalry on December 11, 1868. And as the sign reads there were two white women captives in the second Cheyenne camp located downstream from the Kiowa Camp. Custer’s Camp of December 11, 1868 was located between the Kiowa Camp and the Second Cheyenne camp. No other book written on the Battle of the Washita will tell you that their were two white women captives in the second Cheyenne Camp except the Book entitled “A Fate Worse Than Death.
The last of the headstone markers have been made by Sign O Rama of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. These eight markers will be put up sometime in December.
Satanta Kiowa Chief who murdered Clara Blinn and her son Willie
Robbie Mabra of Cheyenne, Oklahoma left and Dr. David Miller right of Norman, Oklahoma are standing at the first two headstone markers of the soldiers that died at the Battle of the Washita; that have been placed at the Custer Bend Snakey Bend Cemetery. The big sign is on the other side of the hill in the background.
The first two headstone markers will be placed at the Custer Bend Snakey Bend Cemetery northeast of Cheyenne, Oklahoma on Tuesday September 17,2013. Those present: Jack Beale Smith, David Miller, members of the Rodger Mills Historical Society, and Robbie Mabra of the Forest Service.
David Miller and Jack Beale Smith at sign
sign erected Rodger Mills county
Dale Tracy Historian Rodger Mills County