Nez Perce National Historical Park - Spalding
The Blaine County Museum in Chinook has a film and exhibits about the battle at Bear Paw. During the summer, the museum is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. They close for lunch between 12:00 and 1:00 pm. Hours vary for the rest of the year, generally Monday through Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
Did You Know?
For centuries the Nez Perce used Tolo Lake or Tepalewam as a gathering place. In June, 1877 the Wallowa Nez Perce paused here before their final move to the Reservation. Brooding over past injustices, warriors raided homes on the Salmon River, precipitating events that would trigger the 1877 War.