Colorful Program Set for Battle of the Washita Centennial – On November 27, Cheyenne in Roger Mills County, will have its biggest day in many years when the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Washita is commemorated in a series of colorful events. One hundred years ago on that date, Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his troops pulled a surprise attack on the village of Cheyenne Chiefs Black Kettle and Little Rock, killing them along with numerous braves, women and children. Eight years late the Indians got their revenge when the Sioux, in Montana, killed Custer and his seventy Cavalry at Little Big Horn.

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