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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.
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.
 
Location. 45° 9.706′ N, 112° 59.756′ W. Marker is in Dillon, Montana, in Beaverhead County. Marker can be reached from Bannack Road. Touch for map. This marker is located in Bannack State Park on a side 'road' leading to the Plummer Gallows. Foot traffic only inside the park. Marker is in this post office area: Dillon MT 59725, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Bannack (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Nez Perce War. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. The Nez Perce War - Ultimate Montana. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
3. Henry Plummer - Wikipedia. Henry Plummer was the sheriff of Bannack, but also the leader
Bannack viewed from the Bannack Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2009
2. Bannack viewed from the Bannack Cemetery
The Nez Perce Camp marker is in the lower right.
of a gang of outlaws called the Innocents. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

4. Henry Plummer man of mystery. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
The Meade Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2009
3. The Meade Hotel
Plummer's Gallows (replica) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2009
4. Plummer's Gallows (replica)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 560 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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