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Big Hole National Battlefield

By coolsen - Posted on 12 January 2018

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  • Site # 42
  • GPS Coordinates: N45.64114 W113.64322
  • Elevation: 4010 feet
  • Benchmark Page: 105
  • Benchmark Coordinates: A8 Montana
  • Ride Difficulty: 1


Big Hole National Battlefield preserves a Nez Perce War battlefield located in Montana, United States.  The Nez Percé fought a delaying action against the 7th Infantry Regiment (United States) here on August 9 and 10, 1877, during their failed attempt to escape to Canada.  This action, the Battle of the Big Hole, was the largest battle fought between the Nez Percé and U.S. Government forces in the five-month conflict known as the Nez Perce War.  In 1992 the park was made a part of Nez Perce National Historical Park, which consists of 38 separate locations in five different states, following the flight of the Nez Percé tribe from the U.S. Cavalry.  Big Hole National Battlefield is located on 1,010.61 acres (including 355 acres privately held), 10 miles west of Wisdom, Montana on Montana state highway 43.   A year-round visitor center is located in the park.

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Photo taken August 14 on a multiday ride to get 19 challenge sites.  Have been here 2-3 times before and enjoy the history and tours.

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 A must stop if you are interested in the history of the Nez Perce

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A Nez Pierce tour. 

Posted by Cuprum Hermit on 2018-10-09 19:45

Sad history of USA.

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