• Big Hole National Battlefield, Wisdom Montana

    Big Hole

    National Battlefield Montana

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The 2014 Big Hole Commemoration will be August 9 and will be starting around 10:00 am. This ceremony is run by the Nez Perce People and can last up to 3 hours. The public is invited to attend and veterans are invited to sit in the pipe circle.

Did You Know?

Tradition Cradleboard design of roses protected the child from evil spirits.

A Nez Perce cradleboard, or tee-kas, kept the baby safe and snug until he or she was ready to walk. Nez Perce parents believed that cradleboards gave children straight backs and legs and strong spirits. One-third of the Nez Perce involved in the 1877 War where young children.