The morning was still and bitter cold when cultures clashed. . . .

The site protects and interprets the setting along the Washita River where Lt. Col. George A. Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack against the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle on November 27, 1868. The attack was an important event in the tragic clash of cultures of the Indian Wars era.

 

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National Park Week & Junior Ranger Day April 18-26

National Park Week & Junior Ranger Day April 18-26

Each spring, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation dedicates a week to highlighting the National Parks. Come join us!

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Washita's Teacher Ranger Teacher Program

Washita's Teacher Ranger Teacher Program

The National Park Service Teacher Ranger Teacher (TRT) program is an extended professional development opportunity for educators from K-12 schools.

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Find Your Park

Find Your Park

April 2015 marked the launch of the "Find Your ParK" campaign. Looking for inspiration?

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Join Washita's New Book Club!

Washita is starting a Book Club. Want to join?

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