This is Sacred Ground

On November 27, 1868, Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack on a Cheyenne village led by Peace Chief Black Kettle. The event was an example of the clash of cultures that occurred during the Great Plains Wars. It is also a place of remembrance and reflection for those who died here.

Park Events

Special Events and Ranger Programs

Special events and ranger programs that occur at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site throughout the year.

Troop J helps to set up a tent.

Volunteers are VIPs

The National Park Service's centennial year is here, and we want to encourage everyone to take part in the celebration! Volunteer!!

Last updated: September 15, 2017

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18555 Hwy 47A, Ste. A
Cheyenne, OK 73628


(580) 497-2742

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