This is Hallowed Ground

On November 27, 1868, Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer led the 7th US 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.

Photograph of visitors walking the park trail

Things To Do

Learn about activities to do while visiting Washita Battlefield.

A Cheyenne Chief wearing a headdress

Ranger Programs

Learn about ranger led activities at Washita Battlefield.

black and white historical photograph of the chiefs of several plains tribes and US representatives


Learn about the people involved with the Washita.

Photo of a fragment of the Seventh Cavalry's guidon flown at the Washita

Historical Chronology

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

Last updated: July 29, 2021

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


580 497-2742

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