The first speaker in the summer series at the Big Hole National Battlefield will be Maurice "Pete" Wilson, who'll present traditional life-ways of the Nez Perce at four sessions this weekend.
Peter will be at the Battlefield Contact Station Saturday at Noon and 3pm, and then he'll move about 7 miles west up the road to the May Creek Campground along Highway 43 for an evening presentation at 7pm. Sunday, he'll be back at the Battlefield for his final talk at noon.
The Big Hole National Battlefield commemorates the tragic events of the Nez Perce War of 1877 and the flight of the Nez Perce, led by Chief Joseph. In a battle August 9 and 10 of that year, between 70 to 90 Nez Perce men, women and children and 31 soldiers and volunteers died.