• Along the Washita - 1868 by Gene V. Dougherty

    Washita Battlefield

    National Historic Site Oklahoma

Animals

Animals that live at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Animals that live at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

NPS Photo

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site is known more for the events that took place here on November 27, 1868 than as a 'natural park.' This mixed-grass prairie, however, is still considered home to a wide variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, and more!

Did You Know?

Pre-dawn Attack

As Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his men rode towards Black Kettle's camp, they endured four days of blizzard conditions. Several troopers were affected by the inclement weather, including field surgeons, Henry Lippincott and William Renicke, both of whom were stricken with snow blindness.