Battle of the Big Hole

The Story Of The Landmark Battle Of The 1877 Nez Perce War

Book Description

In Battle of the Big Hole, noted historian Aubrey Haines has compiled the many written and first-person accounts of this historic moment in the Indian Wars into a complete and exhaustive history of the 1877 battle. Ultimately, neither the U.S. forces or their adversaries could claim victory in the two-day struggle in this idyllic setting in southwest Montana, and the Nez Perce continued their dramatic flight for freedom after heavy losses on both sides. This fine volume reveals the story of the landmark battle of the Nez Perce War with reproductions of first-person accounts of the battle, photographs, maps, and drawings.

About Haines, Aubrey

The late Aubrey Haines served as management assistant in charge of the Big Hole National Battlefield in 1964-65. He is also the author of The Yellowstone Story; Yellowstone, Its Exploration and Establishment; and Valley of the Upper Yellowstone.