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.



Showing of the Civil War to Sand Creek film, 52 minutes

Civil War to Sand Creek Movie Showing

The showing of the NPS film Civil War to Sand Creek will be held on Sunday, December 6th at 2:00 p.m.

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Join the Conversation On Social Media

Join the Conversations on Social Media!

Washita Battlefield is now on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Come join the conversation!

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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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