Montana, US National Parks

Montana road trip 2022, part II: a somber visit to Big Hole National Battlefield

(Read part I of this series here) On August 7, 1877, a band of approximately 750 Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) arrived in the Big Hole Valley, known to them as Iskumtselalik Pah or ‘Place of the Buffalo Calf.’ They were fleeing the US Army. For over 20 years, the US government had been stealing their land,… Continue reading Montana road trip 2022, part II: a somber visit to Big Hole National Battlefield