1st Nez Perce National Historic Trail Workshop
August 7-8-9, 1997
Missoula, Montana

Dear Trail Friends,

The NPNHT Foundation is pleased to announce the 1997 Trail Meeting and Workshop to be held at the Holiday InnParkside in Missoula, Montana on August 7, 8, and 9, 1997. I hope to see you there as we join together to discuss trail issues, share stories, and take part in interesting field trips. Workshops are being held on trail history, current trail activity, and Foundation planning. Election of Foundation Board of Directors and Officers will also take place. We are looking for nominations for the officer positions and board of directors. If you or someone you know would run for office, please let us know.

Two field trips, one including a picnic dinner, are scheduled. On Thursday afternoon we will follow Lolo Creek westward for a visit to Fort Fizzle. We then move on to Howard Creek for a short hike along a portion of the original Nez Perce/Lewis & Clark trail. After the hike we will travel south through the beautiful Bitterroot Valley to Stevensville for a visit to Fort Owen and St. Mary's Mission. Our visit to the Mission will culminate with a picnic dinner provided by the Stevensville Historical Society. Friday will be devoted to workshops, a luncheon speaker, and that evening will be our auction, raffle, and banquet. I am excited to have Cheryl Wilfong, author of "Following the Nez Perce Trail," as our keynote speaker. On Saturday our second field trip will take us south over Lost Trail Pass to spend the day at the Big Hole Battlefield Commemoration. This year marks the 125th anniversary of the battle. Events include a pipe ceremony, distinguished speakers, Nez Perce dancing, and an assortment of programs dealing with the events of 1877.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday InnParkside at a rate of S48.00. Rooms are limited so make your reservation soon by calling (406) 7218550. Be sure to mention you're with the NPNHT Foundation Workshop.

If you know of someone who would be interested in attending this workshop please send us their name and address and we will send an announcement and registration.

Hope to see you in Missoula!

Steve F. Russell

1st Nez Perce National Historic Trail Workshop
August 7-8-9, 1997
Missoula, Montana

Early Registration Deadline: July 15, 1997

Sponsored by:

The Nez Perce National Historic Trail Foundation
USDA Forest Service, Northern Region

Join us in exploring the rich history of the Nez Perce Trail. Experts will share their work and philosophies through presentations and panel discussions.

The meeting and workshop will be held at the Holiday Inn - Parkside, Missoula, Montana, located 8 miles north of the Nez Perce National Historic Trail.


The Holiday Inn - Parkside is located at 200 South Pattee, where a block of rooms has been reserved for this event. Please let them know you are with the Nez Perce National Historic Trail Foundation Workshop when making reservations. Room rate is $48 for all rooms. To reserve your room phone 1-800-399-0408, or 721-8550 if calling locally. Please refer to the enclosed brochure for more information.


A buffet dinner will be served on Friday, August 8th, starting at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $17 per person, gratuity included. Please indicate on the registration form whether you wish to attend the banquet.


Space will be available for exhibits and book sales. To reserve a table or space check the display box on the registration form.


Cheryl Wilfong, will speak at 8 p.m. following the banquet. There is no charge to attend the keynote address.


(Cut and Paste to your favorite word processer, print, and mail to:)

Nez Perce National Historic Trail Foundation
P.O. Box 20197, Missoula, Montana, 59801

Name __________________________________

Organization __________________________________

Address __________________________________

City, State, Zip __________________________________

Phone # _________________ FAX # __________________

YES, I plan to attend. Enclosed is my check to cover:

_____$50.00 Early Registration (on or before July 15, 1997)

_____$65.00 Regular Registration (after July 15, 1997)

_____$17.00 Banquet

Total enclosed $________

Type of participation (Check all that apply)

_____General Participant

_____Workshop Presenter

_____Speaker (meeting, workshop, luncheon session)


_____Exhibit or Display (Please describe your exhibit or display, i.e. size, etc.)

NO, I cannot attend but would like to support the Nez Perce National Historic Trail by joining the Foundation or making a contribution.

_____$25 NPNHT Foundation Membership Dues

$_________ Contribution to NPNHT Foundation

Do you plan to take part in the field trip (Ft. Fizzle, Howard Creek, St. Mary's Mission)?

_____Yes _____No

Do you plan to attend the Big Hole Battlefield Commemoration?

_____Yes _____No

Please mail check (payable to NPNHT Foundation) & registration form to: Nez Perce National Historic Trail Foundation, P.O. Box 20197, Missoula, Montana, 59801