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Learn More About Nez Perce at Big Hole Battlefield July 13 and 14

Leroy Seth and Silas Whitman
Leroy Seth and Silas Whitman. (Photos Courtesy of Big Hole Natl Battlefield)
The weekend summer speaker series continues at the Big Hole National Battlefield July 13 and 14 with Leroy Seth and Silas Whitman.

Both men are descendants of the Native Americans who were part of the Nez Perce Flight of 1877. They are members of the Nez Perce tribe and live at Lapwai, Idaho.

According to the press release from the Battlefield, Leroy has been a professional powwow singer and dancer and will discuss the history of the the powwow, with explanation of powwow regalia.

Silas, meanwhile, will talk about the Nez Perce use of roots and herbs and cultural practices of the people before and after the 1877 conflict.

The free talks will be at the Big Hole National Battlefield Visitor Center Saturday and Sunday at noon and 3 p.m. both days.

The series is sponsored by the Glacier National Park Conservancy and the battlefield is open from 9 to 5 daily. Call (406) 689-3155.

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