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Club will mark milestone at Nez Perce battlefield


Hundreds of riders will arrive at Bear Paw Battlefield south of Chinook Friday at the end of a milestone event - the Appaloosa Horse Club's three-peat of the 1,300-mile route taken by Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce in their flight toward Canada in 1877.

This is the third time in 39 years that club members, from all over the world, have completed the trail, ridden in 100-mile chunks every year. The riders plan to arrive at the battlefield about 1 p.m.

The Nez Perce National Historic Trail Foundation has scheduled its annual meeting in Chinook, timing it to coincide with the club's arrival Fr...

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