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Words from a Nez Perce elder

Bear Paw Battlefield holds summer speaker event


From U.S. National Park Service

CHINOOK — Bear Paw Battlefield will host Silas Whitman, a Nez Perce elder, at Blaine County Museum the weekend of June 8 and 9. 

Whitman has decades of traditional Nez Perce knowledge of medicines, foods, and everyday survival.  Also as a descendant of those who fought at Bear Paw, he has stories and perspectives passed down through his family not found in any book.

People who would like to take advantage of this unique opportunity can come to the Blaine County Museum at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, or Sunday, June 9, at 1 p.m. There is no cost to visit the museum or attend the event. 

The Blaine County Museum is located at 501 Indiana Street Chinook, MT 406-357-2590, or visit http://www.blainecountymuseum.com/.

For more information, people can contact Bear Paw Battlefield at 406-357-3130, or visit http://www.nps.gov/bepa/. 


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