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

Nez Perce National Historical Park

 
 
Nez Perce National Historical Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
1. Nez Perce National Historical Park Marker
Map of New Perce National Historic Park sites.
Inscription.  This park links a series of widely separated sites of deep significance to the Nez Perce – historic villages, battlefields, and legend sites. The park experience involves a journey across both time and territory. Although firmly connected to homeland, the Nez Perce are a dynamic people who for thousands of years traveled seasonally between the prairies and river valleys. This lifestyle was interrupted in 1877. Treaties forced bands from their homes in Oregon and Idaho, and war erupted. Today those events are commemorated by the 1,170-mile Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail. Together, the park and the trail tell the story of an encounter between two strong nations, from the 1805 meeting with Lewis and Clark, to the conflicts that led to the 1877 war, to the divisions and healing processes going on today. They provide opportunities to view our shared history of this landscape through a different lens.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Nez Perce Trail marker series.
 
Location.
Nez Perce National Historical Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
2. Nez Perce National Historical Park Marker
The marker is on the right.
48° 22.676′ N, 109° 12.724′ W. Marker is near Chinook, Montana, in Blaine County. Marker is on Cleveland Road (County Road 240) near S-B Road, on the left 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. Last Battle (here, next to this marker); ćáynim?a•lika?spe (here, next to this marker); Bear Paw Battlefield (here, next to this marker); Bear's Paw Battleground (here, next to this marker); Surrender of Chief Joseph (a few steps from 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. This marker is also found at several other New Perce National Historic Park sites.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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