This is Hallowed 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 tragic 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.

Historical Chronology

Historical Chronology

Discover the historical events that caused the Washita attack in 1868.

Sesquicentennial 1868-2018

Sesquicentennial 1868-2018

Follow the sesquicentennial at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site.

Last updated: May 12, 2018

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Cheyenne, OK 73628


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