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.


Summer Programs

Coming to Washita this Summer?

Starting on weekends from Memorial Day, through Labor Day, Washita Battlefield will be offering guided tours and talks of the battlefield.

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: June 11, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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


(580) 497-2742

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