Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Oklahoma Recreation Area Info & Images

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Image Gallery

Directions

Cheyenne is situated in western Oklahoma approximately 140 miles west of Oklahoma City and 128 miles east of Amarillo, Texas; just 22 miles north of I-40 on State Highway 283. The town of Cheyenne is the county seat of Roger Mills and inhabits 23.3% of the entire county population.Cheyenne is approximately 30 miles north of I-40 on Hwy 283 and approxima

Phone

(580) 497-2742

Activities

HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE

Campground Reservations

Oklahoma Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

Oklahoma Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More Oklahoma Recreation Areas | Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Official Website | Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Map

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.