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

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Tracing the history of a Cheyenne family: The Old Crows

Tracing the history of a Cheyenne family

Alissa Old Crow will share her family history in the last installment Washita's Summer Lecture Series on Sunday, August 30 @ 2:00 p.m. See you there!

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Washita's Summer Lecture Series

Washita's Summer Lecture Series 2015!

Come join us at Washita's Visitor Center each Sunday this summer at 2:00 p.m. during our Summer Lecture Series 2015!

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