Nestled next to the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Black Kettle National Grasslands and Red Hills Country, the picturesque town of Cheyenne offers a profoundly poignant and meaningful American Indian experience. The battlefield's impressive visitor center, which has a soaring roof and jutting walls made of red and tan stonework, is one of three sites in Oklahoma administered by the National Park Service.

Featuring exhibits, a gift shop and a beautifully produced film, the site details Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer's surprise dawn attack against the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle in 1868. A self-guided trail with an overlook a short distance away hold views of gently swaying grasslands and colorful red hills, belying the events of nearly 150 years ago.

While history takes a front seat at the Washita Battlefield Site, hunting, hiking and wildlife watching take precedence at Black Kettle National Grassland. Walk the path of Spanish explorers, Plains Indians and Western settlers at the Antelope Hills of the grasslands or go camping in Cheyenne offers for an outdoor vacation full of fun and history.


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