Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Lolo in Missoula County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Outwitted and Outflanked

 
 
Outwitted and Outflanked Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 10, 2018
1. Outwitted and Outflanked Marker
Inscription. One-half mile west of here, a steep, narrow ravine runs north from Lolo Creek, In the early morning of the fourth day of standoff, the Nez Perce ascended the ridge next to this ravine. Using skills acquired by life in the mountains and plateaus of their homeland, Nez Perce elders, children, and wounded climbed the ridge with their herd of horses and headed east.
A screen of warriors appeared along the crest of the ridge north of you and taunted the soldiers below. The Nez Perce were now out-of-range and out-of-reach.

After descending from the mountains east of here, the Nez Perce passed peacefully through three separate ranks of volunteers and soldiers, some in route to, and others leaving, Fort Fizzle. The Nez Perce then turned south and began a leisurely trek along the west bank of the Bitterroot River.
 
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° 10.392′ 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.
Outwitted and Outflanked Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 10, 2018
2. Outwitted and Outflanked Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pauses and Parleys (here, next to this marker); Taking Cover... (a few steps from 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. 2 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, CastlesWars, 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 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
Paid Advertisement