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Big Hole National Battlefield and Bear Paw Battlefield Looking for Cultural Demonstrators

woman in traditional Nez Perce clothing sits on floor with her cultural items.
Each year a variety of cultural demonstrators share knowledge and skills with the public.

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News Release Date: January 18, 2018

Contact: Leslie Lula, (406) 689-3155 x 1029

Do you have a special story or skill related to the Nez Perce Flight of 1877, Nez Perce culture, or post-Civil War US military history in the western frontier that you would like to share?

Big Hole National Battlefield near Wisdom, MT and Bear Paw Battlefield near Chinook, MT are looking for cultural demonstrators to share their stories and skills with the public. We are seeking interested participants for Coyote Camp (May 21 - May 25) and the Summer Speaker Series, (potential weekend dates starting with June 23 - August 12). Housing, mileage, per diem, and honorarium will be provided.

Coyote Camp is Big Hole's premier education program for school groups. During this fun, interactive, educational experience students rotate through activity stations on the battlefield and with various cultural demonstrators between 10am to 3pm. Demonstrators give eight, 30 minute presentations each day for five days.

The Summer Speaker Series takes place on Saturdays and Sundays for eight weeks from June through August. Cultural demonstrators give two presentations a day for one weekend. At Big Hole the presentations take place at the park's visitor center. At Bear Paw they will take place at our partner organization in the town town of Chinook, the Blaine County Museum.

If you are interested in being a part of either (or both) of these exciting programs please contact the park for an application at (406) 689-3155 x 1029 or e-mail us at biho_visitor_information @ All applications must be received by March 1, 2018.

Big Hole National Battlefield commemorates the tragic events of the Nez Perce Flight of 1877, when the 7th U.S. Infantry pursued Nez Perce families through Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. On August 9-10, 1877, nearly six weeks into the conflict, between 60 – 90 Nez Perce men, women, elders, and children, and 31 soldiers/civilian volunteers lost their lives at the Battle of the Big Hole, one of the bloodiest conflicts in the history of the American West.

Last updated: February 9, 2018

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