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.
Fifth Annual A Window on Our World
Washita Battlefield partnered with the CADOE and the CATC to host A Window on Our World July 27.Read More
Washita Hosts Military Staff Rides
Officers from Ft. Leavenworth, Ft. Hood, and Ft. Sill bring soldiers to Washita to analyze tactics used during the battle.Read More
Matthew Tucker Blythe to Head Washita Battlefield
Matthew Tucker Blythe began his assignment as Superintendent of Washita Battlefield NHS on October 6, 2013.Read More
Did You Know?
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site was established to protect, and interpret the site where at dawn on November 27, 1868 the Southern Cheyenne village led by Peace Chief Black Kettle was attacked by the 7th U.S. Cavalry under the command of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.