Two panels are affixed to a common boulder. In graceful remembrance of the officers and enlisted men killed in action in the last decisive armed conflict between the white men and red men in the Northwest.
Commemorating the surrender of Chief Joseph and the remnants of his tribe of Nez Perce to General Nelson A. Miles, October 5, 1877.
Here Chiefs Looking Glass, Ollicut, Too-hul-sote and many other warriors were killed
Chief Joseph was a military genius, courageous, and humane.
Presenting his rifle to General Miles, with right hand upraised, he proclaimed:
"From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever."
He kept his word.
September 30 - October 5, 1877
7th U.S. Cavalry
Captain Owen Hale · 2nd Lieut. Jonathan W. Biddle · 1st Sergt. George McDermott · 1st Sergt. Michael Martin · 1st Sergt. Otto Wild · Sergt. James H. Alberts · Sergt. Otto Durselow · Sergt. Max Mielke · Sergt. Henry W. Paichel · Pvt. John E. Cleveland · Pvt. David I. Dawsey · Pvt. Charles F. Hurdick · Pvt. Frank Knaupp · Pvt. Lewis Kelly · Pvt. Samuel McIntyre · Pvt. William J. Randall · Pvt. Francis Roth · Pvt. William Whitlow
2nd U.S. Cavalry
Pvt. John Irving
5th U.S. Infantry
Corporal John Haddo · Pvt. Thomas Geoghegan ·
Pvt. Joseph Kohler · Pvt. Richard M. Peshall