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

We will stand our ground!

Roaring Eagle: tipiyeléhne?iléseniń (George Comedown)

 
 
<i>We will stand our ground!</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
1. We will stand our ground! Marker
Inscription.  Striking on the run, the U.S. Army planned to surprise and overwhelm the Nez Perce camp. Along this ridge Nez Perce warriors fought back fiercely and stopped the cavalry charge. The surprise attack was blunted, but the Nez Perce were pinned down, and the battle became a siege. For the first time in their journey, the Nez Perce were unable to escape.

The Seventh Cavalry would by order of Colonel Myles (sic), charge the village .... The battalion move forward at the trot, then the gallop and the charge. -- Capt. Myles Moylan, U.S. Army

From the south came a noise -- rumbling like stampeding buffaloes. Hundreds of soldiers charging ... two wide, circling wings. They were surrounding our camp. -- himi・n maqsmáqs (Yellow Wolf)
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, Non-US. In addition, it is included in the The Nez Perce Trail series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 30, 1877.
 
Location. 48° 22.667′ 
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N, 109° 12.41′ W. Marker is near Chinook, Montana, in Blaine County. Marker can be reached from Cleveland Road (County Road 240) near S-B Road. 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. Nez Perce Encampment (approx. 0.2 miles away); McWhorter Stakes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brave Warriors Chief Joseph's Band (approx. 0.2 miles away); No Place to Hide (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soldier Burials (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chief Joseph’s Surrender (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bear Paw Battlefield (approx. ¼ mile away); Nez Perce National Historical Park (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chinook.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the Bear Paw Battlefield Trail. The trail is a loop, about 1 1/4 miles long, starting at the Bear Paw Battlefield parking lot.
 
Additional keywords. We will stand our ground!
 
<i>We will stand our ground!</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
2. We will stand our ground! Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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