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.



Audio Tour

Dial and Discover Tour

Cell phone audio tours are available on the walking trail at the battlesite!

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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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