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Big Hole National Battlefield, Wisdom

(4.6/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 »
  • Very informative as to the battle that happened between the 7th Cavalry and the Nez Pere Indians. It was raining so we couldn't walk on any of the trails. If you look out the windows you can see the f...  more »
  • Highly recommend this museum. You will get a great understanding of the battle of Big Hole and a realization of the forces that effected people. It was a fair presentation with great insight of living...  more »
  • 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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