Warning of the Washita Flood of 1935 “River Rising, Owl Hoot in Daytime”

Daily Kos, Winter Rabbit — Seventeen lives were lost in the Washita Flood of 1934, that brought about the flood prevention system for the surrounding area. Little known is this flood with its impact and death toll. Less known than that, is the Cheyenne and Arapaho band that escaped that flood and why they survived. Nearly completely unknown is the short conversation my grandfather had with their Chief as he led his people to higher ground.The Cheyenne and Arapaho had not completely conceded their nomadic ways to the policy of extermination that had preceded them. Nor, had they totally surrendered…

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