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Near Chinook in Blaine County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Bear's Paw Battleground

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
1. Bear's Paw Battleground Marker
Inscription.  Two panels are affixed to a common boulder.

Commemorating the surrender of Chief Joseph and the remnants of his tribe of Nez Perce to General Nelson A. Miles, October 5, 1877.
Here Chiefs Looking Glass, Ollicut, Too-hul-sote and many other warriors were killed
Chief Joseph was a military genius, courageous, and humane.
Presenting his rifle to General Miles, with right hand upraised, he proclaimed:
"From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever."
He kept his word.

In graceful remembrance of the officers and enlisted men killed in action in the last decisive armed conflict between the white men and red men in the Northwest.
September 30 - October 5, 1877

7th U.S. Cavalry
Captain Owen Hale • 2nd Lieut. Jonathan W. Biddle • 1st Sergt. George McDermott • 1st Sergt. Michael Martin • 1st Sergt. Otto Wild • Sergt. James H. Alberts • Sergt. Otto Durselow • Sergt. Max Mielke • Sergt. Henry W. Paichel • Pvt. John E. Cleveland • Pvt. David I. Dawsey • Pvt. Charles F. Hurdick • Pvt. Frank Knaupp • Pvt. Lewis Kelly • Pvt. Samuel McIntyre • Pvt. William
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
2. Bear's Paw Battleground Memorial
J. Randall • Pvt. Francis Roth • Pvt. William Whitlow

2nd U.S. Cavalry
Pvt. John Irving

5th U.S. Infantry
Corporal John Haddo • Pvt. Thomas Geoghegan • Pvt. Joseph Kohler • Pvt. Richard M. Peshall

 
Erected 1926 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the The Nez Perce Trail marker series.
 
Location. 48° 22.68′ N, 109° 12.727′ W. Marker is near Chinook, Montana, in Blaine County. Memorial is on Cleveland Road (County Road 240) near S-B Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chinook MT 59523, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Surrender of Chief Joseph (here, next to this marker); Last Battle (here, next to this marker); ćαynim?a•lika?spe (here, next to this marker); Nez Perce National Historical Park (here, next to this marker); Bear Paw Battlefield (here, next to this marker); Nez Perce Encampment (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chief Joseph's Surrender (about 700 feet away); Soldier Burials (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chinook.
 
More about this marker. This markers is located near the Bear Paw Battlefield parking lot.
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
3. Bear's Paw Battleground Memorial
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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