Big Hole National Battlefield, Wisdom

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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 1010.61acre (including 355acre privately held), west of Wisdom, Montana on Montana state highway 43. A year-round visitor center is located in the park.
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  • September 15, 2017
    The US Cavalry chased the Nez Perce tribe in a running battle over 1,500 miles as the Indians tried to flee to Canada in the late 19th century. Why we didn't just let 'em go, I don't understand (and b...  more »
  • September 10, 2017
    A very little visited National Park gem in the mountains of western Montana that showcases a sad bit of history between the Native Nez Perce tribe and the US Army, where the Army nearly wiped out the ...  more »
  • September 7, 2017
    Very good visitor center, nice hikes and interesting history, all in a very picturesque setting. We make this a stop every time we are in the Big Hole Valley  more »
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  • May 26, 2017
    Great place to take the family to learn our history. Beautiful place and so rich with heritage.
  • January 4, 2017
    Interesting part of American and Nez Perce history. Decent walking trails, good displays and very friendly staff.
  • August 7, 2016
    Interesting, and fascinating, so much history here. The staff at the interpretive center is friendly and knowledgeable. Don't pass up the short movie explaining the history behind the battle field and take a few minutes to walk the trails. You won't be dissapointed.
  • November 4, 2016
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