Roger Mills County: Cheyenne Population: 3,647 1,146 sq. miles I have wanted to visit the Washita Battlefield for a couple years now, and it worked out that my brother and I both had a Saturday free to go check it out. I figured that would be as good of a time as any to stop by the courthouse at the county seat so here we go. I certainly am not setting out to document Native American history with this thread, but Oklahoma is chock full of Native American history and events, and Cheyenne Oklahoma (as if the name doesn't give it away) is no exception. It's a short one hour ride to my brother's house, and after spending a few minutes visiting we hit the road looking for a place to eat. Like an unexpected Oasis, the Kaddidlehoppers Kafe popped up just south of Leedey and begged us to come inside and try their food. We were both quite happy with the decision and chose the rib special. For $15 we each got salad, ribs, 2 sides, and a desert. To say we were full is an understatement. If you find yourself in the area I would highly recommend you stop in for some good food. From here we continued west and hit some dirt roads and discovered a couple lakes that we did not know existed. This was my favorite, and has free camp sites right on the water. You can find it between Leedey and Roll, it's called the Spring Creek Lake. I'm hoping to go back out with my pickup and a couple kayaks to try out the fishing this summer. As we headed south from Spring Creek Lake we found several desolate county roads to cruise. The scenery is very unique with small outcroppings everywhere, too bad most of it is on private property, but we did get a nice picture along this mound. We had made it almost to Texas and needed to head back East in order to see Cheyenne, and the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site. As I'm sure most of you have a fully functional Google, I'm not going to go in to lots of details here, but I will give you a quick overview. General Custer led his men in to Chief Black Kettle's Cheyenne Village on Nov. 27th 1868. Chief Black Kettle had an agreement with the government that he would not be attacked at this site, but this agreement didn't last and 13 Cheyenne men, 16 women, and 9 children lost their lives. The most jaw dropping number for me was that General Custer's troops, in an attempt to limit the Cheyenne abilities to mount a counter attack killed all their horses as well.....over 700 of them. Here's a couple pictures from the actual site where the Cheyenne's had set up their camp and were attacked. There is a small museum that you can walk through on site that tells many of the details of that day and the days that follow, as well as a 1 mile walking trail that takes you through where the battles actually happened. Next we made our way in to Cheyenne so I could get my picture at the courthouse. This is another fairly new courthouse, but I was lucky enough to find a small building tucked away near the front entrance with an interesting story to tell. I'll let the plaque tell the story for me. Finally, before leaving town and making tracks home I stopped in front of an old theater for one last picture in town. Based on the marquee, at least one person would like to see it restored. That's my visit to Roger Mills county. If you want some remote riding mixed in with a little history and free camp sites you could certainly do worse.