Near Stites in Idaho County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Nez Perce War
Advancing northward along the high ground with 600 troops and artillery, General Howard found the Indians camped on the flat across the river. But 24 brave Indians blocked his advance, and 100 more pinned him in rifle pits for a day. Then the Indians, camp and all, moved slowly northward past Kamiah, while Howard followed without fighting. There the Indians decided to move east away from the troops.
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 259.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the The Nez Perce Trail series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is July 11, 1877.
Location. 46° 4.578′ N, 115° 58.518′ W. Marker is near Stites, Idaho, in Idaho County. Marker is on State Highway 13 at milepost 21 near Stites Grade Road, on the left when traveling Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stites ID 83552, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Looking Glass (approx. 4.2 miles away); History of a Frontier Community (approx. 4.4 miles away); Kooskia Crossing Kiosk (approx. 5 miles away); Harpster (approx. 6.2 miles away); Elk City Wagon Road (approx. 6.2 miles away); Nimiipuu Cycle of Life (approx. 8.4 miles away); Trails at Heart of the Monster (approx. 9.4 miles away); Nez Perce National Historical Park (approx. 9.4 miles away).
Also see . . . The Clearwater Battle of '77 -- Lewiston Tribune. As usual, no one was in complete command of the Nez Perce. Even if one group had gained majority sentiment that night, the minority would not have been bound to go along with the plan. The next morning while those soldiers who had water-brewed coffee, many of the older Nez Perce retired into a sheltered spot in the ravine, there to smoke stoically until the battle neared its close. (Submitted on August 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.