Canyon Creek Battlefield Monument

Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

The Friends of Canyon Creek are currently working on a walk through display at the monument location to tell the history of the Canyon Creek Battle between the Nez Perce led by Chief Joseph and the US Calvary led by Col. Samuel Sturgis. This battle took place on September 13,1877. 125 warriors held off the cavalry enabling the rest of the band of 800 Nez Perce to continue their flight from Oregon to asylum in Canada. A pipe ceremony led by the Nez Perce is held at the battle site each September.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 278
Laurel, MT 59044

Phone: 406-628-8105
or 406-628-4412


Canyon Creek Battlefield Monument is located 7 miles north of Laurel. Take First Avenue North to Buffalo Trails Road. This will lead you to the monument.

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Handicapped Accessible



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