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Ryegate in Golden Valley County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Chief Joseph

 
 
Chief Joseph Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 17, 2021
1. Chief Joseph Marker
Inscription.  
The Nez Perce people, under the leadership of their Great Chief Joseph crossed the Musselshell River near here on September 17, 1877. They had left their Idaho homeland in a valiant but futile effort to reach Canada. Their march marked by several skirmishes with the U.S. Army, ended at the fateful Battle of the Bears Paw with their surrender to Colonel Nelson Miles October 5, 1877.

 
Erected 1975 by Golden Valley Bicentennial Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the The Nez Perce Trail series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 17, 1877.
 
Location. 46° 17.828′ N, 109° 14.902′ W. Marker is in Ryegate, Montana, in Golden Valley County. Marker is on Railway Avenue East (U.S. 12) near Third Street North, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 Railway Avenue East, Ryegate MT 59074, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Chief Joseph Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 17, 2021
2. Chief Joseph Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Jan. 30, 2023