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.

Photograph of visitors walking the park trail

Things To Do

Learn about activities to do while visiting Washita Battlefield.

Park Events

Ranger Programs

Ranger programs that occur at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site throughout the year.

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: December 23, 2019

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


(580) 497-2742

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