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Dillon in Beaverhead County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Nez Perce Camp

 
 
Nez Perce Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2009
1. Nez Perce Camp Marker
Inscription.  The Nez Perce camped near here on Horse Prairie Creek, Aug. 12 1877 following the Battle of the Big Hole Aug. 9-10. General Howard was summoned when beating drums arroused [sic] the citizens of Bannack. Women and children were quartered in the Meade Hotel where extra food, water and bedding were assembled. Dirt and log breastworks were thrown up at these two hill top sites but no attack took place. When Howard arrived the 14th, the Indians had left.
 
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 August 12, 1806.
 
Location. 45° 9.706′ N, 112° 59.756′ W. Marker is in Dillon, Montana, in Beaverhead County. Marker can be reached from Bannack Road. This marker is located in Bannack State Park on a side 'road' leading to the Plummer Gallows. Foot traffic only inside the park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dillon MT 59725, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bannack (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Tribute to Sidney Edgerton
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(about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Bannack (about 800 feet away); Bannack Historical District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grasshopper Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away); The First Electric Gold Dredge (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Way It Used To Be... Way Back (approx. 10.3 miles away); Sacajawea (approx. 13.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dillon.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Nez Perce War. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Henry Plummer - Wikipedia. Henry Plummer was the sheriff of Bannack, but also the leader of a gang of outlaws called the Innocents. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

3. Henry Plummer man of mystery. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
 
Bannack viewed from the Bannack Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2009
2. Bannack viewed from the Bannack Cemetery
The Nez Perce Camp marker is in the lower right.
The Meade Hotel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2009
3. The Meade Hotel
Plummer's Gallows (replica) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2009
4. Plummer's Gallows (replica)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 960 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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