On August 9, 1877 gun shots shattered a chilly dawn on a sleeping camp of Nez Perce. Colonel John Gibbon and 163 men of the 7th Infantry and 34 Bitterroot Volunteers had orders to stop the non-treaty Nez Perce and return them to
Big Hole National Battlefield is part of Nez Perce National Historical Park that has thirty-eight sites spread over four states (
Big Hole National Battlefield is located ten miles west of Wisdom,
From I-15 at
From I-15 at Divide, take route 43 west through Wisdom to Battlefield.