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Big Hole National Battlefield, Wisdom

#15 of 36 in Historic Sites in Montana
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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  • We stopped here while on a road trip, and are very glad that we did. They had an excellent movie that showed the perspective from the Nez Perce Indian trip and the soldiers who attacked them. You real...  more »
  • This was the beginning of the end for the Nez Perce keeping their freedom and not being forced onto the reservation. The horrible things that were done to them while they peacefully camped thinking th...  more »
  • Wonderful awe inspiring monument. This is part of the history of our country in the west. Check the National Parks calendar before going. In early August there is a special ceremony to commemorate the...  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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