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Big Hole National Battlefield, Wisdom

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Battlefield Visitor Center
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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  • Have visited most Chief Joseph historical sites/graveyards. Once understood what transpired here, a very moving and sacred place. Visitor Center has a great deal of artifacts and information on Chief ...  more »
  • We visited this site on our drive from Bozeman to Missoula, taking the scenic route along Route 43 through the Big Hole from Butte, Divide, Dewey and Wisdom, etc. This national monument is not to be m...  more »
  • Very readable information boards in the Centre. The movie is hauntingly sad and the staff are very willing to answer questions. We especially enjoyed walking the trails.  more »
  • Great place to take the family to learn our history. Beautiful place and so rich with heritage.
  • Interesting part of American and Nez Perce history. Decent walking trails, good displays and very friendly staff.
  • 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.
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