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Bear Paw Battlefield is the site of the last battle of the four-month Nez Perce War of 1877.  The Nez Perce, pursued by U.S. soldiers, were attempting to flee to Canada.  On September 30, U.S. soldiers made a surprise dawn attack on the Nez Perce, south of present day Chinook, Montana.  A siege ensued, and Chief Joseph surrendered on October 5, pictured on the plate above.

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Bruce Gourley 2005