Last month, Betsy Burr, an objects conservator from the National Park Service (NPS) Western Archeological & Conservation Center, spent 3 days at Washita assessing our newly acquired items since the 150th in 2018. Those include a flag fragment flown at the Washita, a letter written by a white captive down river from Black Kettleā€™s camp, an Arapaho pipe bag collected after the Washita by General Sheridan, and other historic documents and artifacts. Betsy reports that the objects are in good, stable condition, but may need specialists to remove non-museum grade adhesives like tape and glue. She also suggests that we…

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