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.



Summer Lecture Series Continues in August

Summer Lecture Series Continues in August

Join us on August 2 at 2:00 p.m. to learn about the “Plants used by the native peoples of the Southern Plains" from Dr. Wayne Elisens.

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Join Washita's New Book Club!

Washita is starting a Book Club. Want to join?

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Join the Conversations on Social Media!

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

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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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