A misleading memorial. Whom was defending their country on 17 June 1877? (See comment for transcription.)

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MaxFarrar on April 8, 2013

Transcription of the inscription: Before you to the westward lies the historic Whitebird Battleground of the Nez Perce Indian War in which thirty-five men gave up their lives in service for their country. June 17, 1877.

Beneath this shaft lies one of those brave men laid to rest where he fell.

MaxFarrar 4 days ago

Not2easy: Thank you very much for your comment. Have you visited the Whitebird Battlefield? I recommend it highly. I get a personal understanding from going to these places. The people defending their way of life successfully attacked the cavalry going up hill. The Big Hole National Battlefield is a moving experience with its ghost teepees. The most poignant is the Bear Paw Battlefield where the Nez Perce dream of escape and freedom died within sight of Canada.
If you are interested, here is an interesting exchange of comments I had with various people a couple years ago on my photo of the monument erected at the site of the Fetternam Massacre: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/16091155 I'd appreciate any further thoughts you might have.

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Photo taken in Buffalo Eddy, Nez Perce National Historic Park, Snake River Road, Asotin, Washington 99402, USA

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