On November 27, 1868, Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack on a western Oklahoma 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.
That site—now known as the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site—is a place of remembrance and reflection.
In honor of the upcoming 150th commemoration of the event in November 2018, the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site is working with Southwestern Oklahoma State University on a variety of activities that will take place through November 2018.
This website will be updated with activities taking place in conjunction with the commemoration.