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

Nez Perce National Historical Park

 
 
Nez Perce National Historical Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, August 19, 2018
1. Nez Perce National Historical Park Marker
Inscription.  The park links a series of widely separated sites of deep significance to the Nez Perce historic villages, battlefield, and legends 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 travel 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 Louis and Clark, to the conflicts that led to the 1877 war, to the divisions in healing process is going on today. They provide opportunities to view our shared history of this landscape through a different lens.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian.
 
Location.

Nez Perce National Historical Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, August 19, 2018
2. Nez Perce National Historical Park Marker
Shelter at the site
45° 46.546′ N, 108° 47.763′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker is at the intersection of Lipp Road and Buffalo Trail Road, on the right when traveling west 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 of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Aftermath of the Battle (here, next to this marker); Battle of Canyon Creek (here, next to this marker); Along the Zimmerman Trail (approx. 9˝ miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Last updated on August 10, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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