Bearing Witness

On August 9, 1877 gun shots shattered a chilly dawn on a sleeping camp of Nez Perce. By the time the smoke cleared on August 10, almost 90 Nez Perce were dead along with 31 soldiers and volunteers. Big Hole National Battlefield was created to honor all who were there.

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Bear Paw Battlefield

Bear Paw Battlefield

Located 16 miles south of Chinook, Montana on Highway 240, the battlefield commemorates the final conflict of the Nez Perce War of 1877.

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Museum at Nez Perce National Historical Park

Nez Perce National Historical Park

Big Hole is a component of Nez Perce National Historical Park. Nez Perce is a park about a people, for all people. It is not one place but many.

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Social Media

Big Hole National Battlefield on Social Media

Follow Big Hole National Battlefield on Twitter and Facebook. Learn what is happening at the park as it happens.

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Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail

Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail

The Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail protects the 1,170 mile trail taken by several bands of Nez Perce during the flight of 1877.

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Big Hole National Battlefield Web Camera

Big Hole Web Camera

The battlefield changes with every season. Take a look and see what the battlefield looks like today.

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