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Laurel in Yellowstone County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Aftermath of the Battle

 
 
Aftermath of the Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, August 19, 2018
1. Aftermath of the Battle Marker
Inscription.  As soldiers and warriors exchanged fire here at the Canyon mouth, most of the Nez Perce were escaping up a side canyon to the plateau above. The US Army incurred too many casualties to pursue. At the base of the butte near the cottonwoods they established a field hospital to care for the wounded.

Although the Nez Perce blunted the armies attack here, this proved to be a costly victory. In the country ahead, the Crow people declined to help the Nez Perce and stole their horses. This further slowed the Nez Perce. With Canada so close but more of the military joining the pursuit, the Nez Perce could not afford to lose time.
 
Erected by USDI National Park Service.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian.
 
Location. 45° 46.548′ N, 108° 47.761′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Memorial is at the intersection of Lipp Road and Buffalo Trail Road, on the right when traveling north on Lipp Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel MT 59044, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles

Aftermath of the Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, August 19, 2018
2. Aftermath of the Battle Marker
Gazebo at the site
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nez Perce National Historical Park (here, next to this marker); Battle of Canyon Creek (here, next to this marker); Along the Zimmerman Trail (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Visit Canyon Creek. (Submitted on August 2, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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