The Big Hole Battlefield summer speaker series starts Saturday June 27.

The series will run through the summer and is free to the public. The first speaker this year will be Priscilla Arthur, an enrolled member of the Nez Perce tribe. She will talk about talking.

The oral tradition of storytelling is strong and through the years, many of these stories have taught life-long lessons to children. During the winter months, these stories continue, including many involving "Coyote." Priscilla has an AA in Native American studies from Northwest Indian College and is currently working on a Bachelors degree.

Her programs will be at the visitor center Saturday, June 27, at 12 noon and 3 p.m., and again on Sunday, June 28, at 12 noon and 3 p.m.

From the Bitterroot Valley, drive south on US 93 to the top of Lost Trail Pass, turn left onto Chief Joseph Pass (Montana Highway 43) and drive about 10 miles to entrance of the National Battlefield.