Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

18555 HWY 47A STE A, Cheyenne (OK), 73628, United States

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(580) 497-2742

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MO 08:00 – 17:00 SA 08:00 – 17:00
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WE 08:00 – 17:00
TH 08:00 – 17:00
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Washita Battlefield National Historic Site in Cheyenne, Oklahoma

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Mission “Washita Battlefield National Historic Site interprets the struggle between the Southern Great Plains Indian tribes and the United States Government as demonstrated by the tragic events at the Washita and how that struggle forever altered a culture and a nation.”
Description

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.

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Founded 1996
  • 18555 HWY 47A STE A, Cheyenne (OK), 73628, United States
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