Southeast of the Bitterroot Valley is the Big Hole National Battlefield, commemorating the flight of the Nez Perce people in 1877, when the 7th U.S. Cavalry attacked them August 9-10 that year.

Each summer, the National Park personnel invite local cultural demonstrators to share their stories and skills with the public. Of particular importance is the Coyote Camp from May 21-25, which has a series of opportunities for teaching cultural skills. Then, there is the Summer Speaker Series, where the presenter has four session on a Saturday and Sunday to talk to the public. The park provides housing and payment for mileage, per diem and an honorarium.

If you are interested, contact the park for an application and additional information at (406) 689-3155. All applications must be received by March 1.

By the way, lots of folks snowshoe or X-country ski the battlefield trails in the winter.