• Big Hole National Battlefield, Wisdom Montana

    Big Hole

    National Battlefield Montana


Big Hole National Battlefield is a unique unit in the National Park Service. This park is one of thirty-eight sites that is part of Nez Perce National Historical Park. Unlike other sites that have a contiguous block of land, Nez Perce National Historical Park stretches across Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and Montana. Of the park's thirty-eight sites, the National Park Service owns nine and each one offers its own set of challenges and opportunities.

For more information on how the park developed, please take a look at the battlefield's administrative history. Press the link below and the entire document is available.

Big Hole National Battlefield Administrative History

Did You Know?

The Nez Perce had approximately 2000 horses with them at the time of the battle.

One of the first tribes to selectively breed horses, the Nez Perce created the breed we know today as the Appaloosa.