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Speaker Series

Historian Austin Haney will talk about the War of 1877.

WISDOM — Spend the summer learning about history where history was made.

Big Hole National Battlefield’s annual summer speaker series will focus on the Nez Perce culture and Flight of 1877. The talks are at noon and 3 p.m.

First up will be Austin Haney on June 29-30. He will talk about what life was like for civilian volunteers during the War of 1877. Haney will also discuss impressions of the military at that time.

 The rest of the summer schedule is as follows:

July 6-7 — Major Charles Rawn Re-enactor

July 13-14 — Events of 1877

July 20-21 — Tribal Dancing and Surviving Using Natural Resources

July 27-28 — Flint Knapping

July 30-31 — Nez Perce Traditional Resource Use, Tribal Dancing and Pow Wows

Aug. 3-4 — Traditional Nez Perce Food Gathering

Aug. 10-11 — Drum and Song

Aug. 17-18 — Fry Bread Program

To learn more about the park’s summer speaker series, or for the full schedule of free events, go to https://www.facebook.com/BigHoleNationalBattlefield/

The battlefield is located 10 miles west of Wisdom, on Highway 43. The Visitor Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in the summer. Admission is free year round. Details: 406-689-3155.

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