Near Lolo in Missoula County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Pauses and Parleys
Three parleys (meetings) between Nez Perce, soldiers, and citizens were held over the next three days. Neither side found the other's terms acceptable.
They were going to meet again on the fourth day, but by then the Nez Perce found they could end the stalemate. Nez Perce scouts had found a way to pass around the soldiers without further confrontation.
The military demanded the surrender of arm, ammunition and horses; the Nez Perce refused, saying they need these for their trek to the east but that they would pass peacefully.
Erected by U.S. Forest Service, Lolo National Forest.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Nez Perce Trail marker series.
Location. 46° 44.778′ N, 114° 10.398′ W. Marker is near Lolo, Montana, in Missoula County. Marker can be reached from Lolo Creek Road (U.S. 12) near Sun Ray Lane, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13442 U.S. Highway 12, Lolo MT 59847, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as Outwitted and Outflanked (here, next to this marker); Taking Cover... (here, next to this marker); The "Soldiers' Corral" (a few steps from this marker); Fort Fizzle (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark on Lolo Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nez Perce Sikum (approx. 2½ miles away); A Crossroads of Culture (approx. 4 miles away); Following Formation (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lolo.
More about this marker. This marker is located at Fort Fizzle Historic Site Picnic Area.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.