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

Soldier Burials

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
1. Soldier Burials Marker
Inscription.  The large depression is the site of a mass grave. Here the U.S. Army buried its casualties from the battle. This ridge is also the site of a hastily erected field hospital -- just a tent were surgeons tended and operated on the wounded. In 1912 the army dead were reinterred at Custer National Cemetery in Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument near Hardin, Montana.

People died here. Please treat this site with the respect due a burial ground. It is a federal offense to deface archeological features.
 
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. 48° 22.556′ N, 109° 12.59′ 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. Chief Joseph's Surrender (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Last Battle (approx. 0.2 miles
Soldier Burials Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
2. Soldier Burials Marker
away); ćáynim?a•lika?spe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nez Perce National Historical Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bear Paw Battlefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bear's Paw Battleground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nez Perce Encampment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Surrender of Chief Joseph (approx. 0.2 miles 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.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWars, US Indian
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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