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Big Hole National Battlefield speakers

Silas Whitman and Leroy Seth in the Big Hole National Battlefield Visitor Center

WISDOM – Nez Perce elders have traditional knowledge about natural medicines and foods practiced for generations.

Visitors to the Big Hole Battlefield will be able to learn about that from two respected elders, Leroy Seth and Silas Whitman on July 20 and 21 at noon and 3 p.m.

Leroy and Silas are descendants of participants in the Nez Perce Flight of 1877. Over their lifetime they have collected extensive knowledge about Nez Perce customs, culture and religion.

Silas will discuss the use and access to traditional resources before and after the Flight of 1877. Leroy, a professional pow wow singer and dancer, will share the history of pow wows and traditional dance.

To learn more about the park’s summer speaker series, or for the full schedule of events visit our facebook https://www.facebook.com/BigHoleNationalBattlefield/.

Big Hole National Battlefield is located 10 miles west of Wisdom on Highway 43. The Visitor Center is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily in the summer. Admission is free year round.

For more information, please contact Big Hole National Battlefield at 406-689-3155, visit www.nps.gov/biho, or check us out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BigHoleNationalBattlefield/.

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