It feels amazing walking the grounds of where the battle took place. You can feel the souls, the sadness. A nice walk, but wear walking shoes.They were so close to safety.
A somber, spiritual visit to a place where the Nez Perce came to the end of their journey trying to escape to Canada. There is a mile+ walk around the battlefield with explanations of how the battle progressed. Many tokens of respect are left at significant spots along the trail. Once a battlefield, now a place of beauty and serenity.
I have been wanting to stop here ever since I read a book on Chief Joseph and the flight of the New Perce in their attempt to reach safety in Canada. It is a beautiful setting to walk along the trail and learn more about their final battle with the US Cavalry. It is also very sobering and thought provoking... 更多
Unfortunately, the museum was closed when we went. It's only open Mondays through Fridays. The road is now paved all the way to the battlefield. The area is lovely, with great historical markers and plaques. There is also a ranger available to talk about the battle and the circumstances leading up to it. It's definitely worth the stop when driving... 更多
The end of the flight of the Nez Perce ended here. The site is astonishingly beautiful and bitterly sad. Bring a prayer, however you know prayers to be. This is a spiritual site. Trails give you access to all areas of the site. Do make sure you take the spur trail to the "Point of Rocks" and the "rifle pits":... 更多
The battlefield itself is complemented by the Blaine County Museum, so you should try to see that too. I saw this place on a Sunday afternoon. I briefly met the ranger, who seemed very friendly. After parking my car, I began to walk a mowed 1.25 mile trail loop around the battlefield. The amazing part about it is that the... 更多
The desolation of this battlefield reflects the sadness of the Nez Perce war of 1877 that ends here. Cut off... 更多