Hole National Battlefield - Big Hole National
Battlefield is a memorial to the people who fought and died here on
August 9 and 10, 1877; combatants in a five month conflict that came to
be called the Nez Perce War of 1877. Like other Indian Wars in the late
1800's, the Nez Perce War involved two very different groups with very
different outlooks on land rights, civilian authority, government
powers, social organization, and the responsibilities of the individuals
Canyon National Recreation Area - Bighorn Canyon
National Recreation Area was established by an act of Congress on
October 15, 1966, following the construction of the Yellowtail Dam by
the Bureau of Reclamation. This dam, named after the famous Crow
chairman Robert Yellowtail, harnessed the waters of the Bighorn River
and turned this variable stream into a magnificent lake. Bighorn
Lake extends approximately 60 miles through Wyoming and Montana, 55
miles of which are held within spectacular Bighorn Canyon. The
Recreation Area is composed of 70,000+ acres, which straddles the
northern Wyoming and southern Montana borders.
National Park - Created in 1910, Glacier National
Park provides over one million acres of habitat and protection for a
wonderful variety of wildlife and wildflowers. The geologic
history of Glacier is read in the numerous exposed layers of Precambrian
sedimentary rocks. These extremely well preserved sediments date back to
over 1 billion years. Subsequent sculpting by massive bodies of ice has
transformed this area into a dramatic example of glacial landforms.
Today several small alpine glaciers of relatively recent origin dot the
Ranch National Historic Site - Established by
Canadian fur trader John Grant, and expanded by cattle baron Conrad
Kohrs, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site commemorates the Western
cattle industry from its 1850s inception through recent times. The park
was enacted in 1972, and embraces 1,500 acres and 90 structures. The
site is maintained today as a working ranch.
and Clark National Historic Trail - This site
celebrates the heroic expedition of the Corps of Discovery, led by
Captain Meriwether Lewis and Captain William Clark. Thirty three people
traveled with them into unknown territory, starting near what is now
known as Wood River, Illinois in 1804, reaching the Pacific Ocean in
1805 and returning in 1806.
Bighorn Battlefield National Monument - Little
Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is the site of the June 25, 1876
battle between the U.S. Army's seventh cavalry, guided by Crow and
Arikara scouts, and several bands of Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne, and
National Park - By Act of Congress on March 1, 1872,
Yellowstone National Park was "dedicated and set apart as a public
park or pleasuring ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the
people" and "for the preservation, from injury or spoilation,
of all timber, mineral deposits, natural curiosities, or wonders. . .
and their retention in their natural condition." Yellowstone is the
first and oldest national park in the world.