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WISDOM — On Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, Leroy Seth and Silas Whitman will offer a series of cultural talks at the Big Hole National Battlefield.

On both days, the talks will take place at noon and 3 p.m. at the battlefield's visitor center. Admission is free.

Seth and Whitman are descendants of those who participated in the Nez Perce Flight of 1877. Having been raised in the traditional manner, they have extensive knowledge of the Nez Perce culture, customs and religion. They are both enrolled members of the Nez Perce Tribe and currently reside in Lapwai, Idaho.

Seth has been a professional pow-wow singer and dancer for many years and will be giving a presentation on the history of the pow-wow and the meanings of the dance throughout tribal history. He will be bringing pow-wow regalia to view. 

Whitman will cover the use and access of traditional tribal resources such as roots, herbs and cultural practices of the Nez Perce people before and after the conflict of 1877.

Directions to Big Hole National Battlefield: From Wisdom, take State Highway 43 west for 10 miles. From Lost Trail Pass on US Highway 93, take State Highway 43 east for 17 miles.

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