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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Ranger Mohr will explore Martin Luther King Jr.

Chips, Cookies, and Conversation

Join Ranger Kevin Mohr in an engaging conversation about Martin Luther King Jr. and the National Park Service sites that honor him.

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Join Washita's Book Club!

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site has a book club! Want to join?

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Join Washita for the Find Your Park Lecture Series

Find Your Park Lecture Series

On select Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Visitor Center our rangers will share their favorite parks!

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