Goodland is a city in and the county seat of Sherman County, Kansas, United States. One of the earliest bits of recorded history relating to Goodland concerns the Kidder Massacre. A detachment of the 2nd United States Cavalry Regiment was massacred; 2nd lieutenant Lyman S. Kidder in command of the party, a sergeant, a corporal, eight privates and an Indian guide lost their lives. They were carrying dispatches for General George Custer. Later, Custer found evidence of a running battle along Beaver Creek, which led to a ravine where the remains were found.