This is a digital photo, shot in h.d.r. and rendered in black and white, of the Washita Massacre site (Washita Battlefield according to the National Park Service) in western Oklahoma, U.S.. Occurring in late November 1868, it was carried out on Black Kettle's unsuspecting village of Cheyenne Indians by George Armstrong Custer and the U.S. 7th Cavalry 8 years before The Little Bighorn. Black Kettle, the peace chief who survived the horrific Sand Creek Massacre 4 years earlier, did not survive this one. His unmarked grave is somewhere onsite, known only to his people.
Canon 5D Mark II DSLR
Canon EF 24-70mm L lens
Howdy to all visiting this page. My name is Harry H. Hicklin, born in Hawaii, and now living in North Carolina. I am a newly retired teacher and a (very) serious amateur photographer.
My father was the catalyst for my love of photography. He bought me my first camera: a 1960's Kodak Instamatic. Of course, I burned up a great deal of film taking pictures of everything in sight, some mildly interesting, most just plain awful. After entering my teen years and observing his prowess with a classic Olympus rangefinder film camera, I asked for and got a Kowa 35mm SLR for my birthday. This cemented my passion for the 35mm format. I almost wore it out in 4 years, then sadly was forced to sell it to a pawn shop for ferry money in...
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