Clark's Fork

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Date of Battle: September 4, 1878

Location of Battle: Belfry, MT



Participants: Colonel Nelson Miles and a detachment of his 5th Infantry against a camp of Bannocks on their way to Canada

Lt. William Clark drove a small band of Bannocks north into Montana after a battle at Index Peak, WY.  Miles, heading up the Clark's Fork River surprised the camp.  11 Bannocks and 1 soldier was killed.

For more information see:

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars

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