Join Our Friends
The Friends of Bear Paw, Big Hole & Canyon Creek Battlefields is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the National Park Service in preserving special places. The Friends Group seeks to enhance efforts toward preservation and education with a focus on balance and diversity. To learn more about the Friends Group or to join please visit their website at www.friendsnezpercebattlefields.org.
The Nez Perce Trail Foundation is major supporter of the Nez Perce National Historic Trail that is administered by the United States Forest Service. Because the trail goes through the Big Hole Valley and the park, the National Park Service also works closely with the trail on special projects. To learn more about this group please visit their website.
Did You Know?
Bear Paw Battleground, near present day Chinook, Montana, is one of the most significant sites associated with the Nez Perce campaign. It was the place where Chief Joseph gave his surrender speech, which stirred the nation.