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.

Blue camas bloom in the foreground and the tipi frames from the Nez Perce encampment

Walk Among the Wildflowers

Blue camas bloom in the foreground and the tipi frames from the Nez Perce encampment can be seen in the background.

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 237
Wisdom, MT 59761

Phone:

(406) 689-3155

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