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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National Park Week & Junior Ranger Day April 18-26

National Park Week & Junior Ranger Day April 18-26

Each spring, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation dedicates a week to highlighting the National Parks. Come join us!

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Find Your Park

Find Your Park

April 2015 marked the launch of the "Find Your ParK" campaign. Looking for inspiration?

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Hear the Story, Tie a Ribbon

Hear the Story, Tie a Ribbon

Hear the Story, Tie a Ribbon, and Commemorate the Oklahoma City bombing at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site.

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Want to Read with Us?

Want to Read with Us?

Washita is starting a new Book Club. Want to join? The first book on our list to read is Dances with Wolves.

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