The mission of the Committee for Preservation and Development of Bear Paw Battlefield is to promote Bear Paw Battlefield in any way possible to create higher tourism and visitation to our area.
With a dedicated group of individuals as the Board of Directors, the active and energetic team are working with the area organizations to gain strength in developing the site as a whole.
For more information about the group, click here.
The battlefield is open year round during the daylight hours and we encourage you to stop by the Blaine County Museum in Chinook beforehand. The museum, located at 501 Indiana Street offers an excellent audio/visual presentation called "40 Miles from Freedom", giving the visitor a visual feel of the battle itself and what occurred. For more information on the museum, please visit www.blainecountymuseum.com.
Museum hours can be found on their website, and we encourage you to bring water and a hat during hot summer days. The short drive from Chinook is well worth your time, and we would love to hear your comments on the trail.
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If you would like to schedule a tour, contact the National Park Service at (406) 357-3130 or click here for more information.
The Committee for Preservation and Development of Bear Paw Battlefield is a group of volunteers seeking the development of a Visitors Center located just 15 Miles South of Chinook on Highway 240. Our mission is to promote Bear Paw Battlefield in any way possible with the creation of higher tourism and visitation through this website.
Bear Paw Battlefield is located just 15 Miles South of Chinook on US Highway 240. The Battlefield is the final resting place of hundreds of men, women and children following the Nez Perce War of 1877. A five-day battle and siege occurred where nearly 800 Nez Perce who had fled Idaho, were caught seeking refuge in Canada. Just forty miles short of the Canadian border, Chief Joseph gave his immortal speech, "from where the sun now stands, I will fight no more, forever" on October 5th, 1877.
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