Blue camas blooming in the foreground and the tipi frames from the Nez Perce encampment can be seen in the background. The day before the battle (August 8, 1877), Nez Perce women were gathering camas to prepare for food. The camas can still be seen blooming in late June every year, just as it did in 1877 before the battle took place. The tipi frames seen in this photograph are not only a visual of where the camp was located but also a memorial to the Nez Perce who fought and died here.
U.S. National Park Service
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