In the Autumn of 1874, on
On one side were four American
Indian tribes; on the other, the
Welcome to “Clash of Cultures:
Probably because it lasted only 10 months and neither side suffered heavy casualties, the Red River War was largely forgotten, its battlefields lost or languishing in obscurity. But then, in 1998, a team of archeologists under the auspices of the Texas Historical Commission began investigating six key Red River War battle sites. Over the course of five years, they discovered fighting positions and tactics, clarified timeframes, and, perhaps most important, illuminated the people—the men and women—who took part in the war and were forever changed by it.
This brief multimedia tour will share their stories with you and, wherever possible, describe how those archeological investigations have enriched our understanding of the Red River War.