Scene of ’álok’at' (Alokat's) Death at c'aynim 'alikinwaaspa (Bear Paw Mountain)

Cultural Narrative: 

Scene of the rock where ’álok’at (Alokat) was killed at the c'aynim 'alikinwaaspa (Bear Paw Mountain battle). Taken from direction of trees looking southeast. Firing from behind this rock, ’álok’at (Chief Alokat) was killed in the last battle of the War.

Location where ’álok’at (Ollokot), the brother of hinmatóoyalahtq’it (Joseph), was killed in the last battle of the Nez Perce War of 1877, taken from the trees looking southeast. This was the final battle of the war, and the location where the Nez Perce surrendered on October 5, 1877. It was here that hinmatóoyalahtq’it (Chief Joseph) made his now famous speech containing the line "I will fight no more, forever,"

This photograph was used in McWhorter's field history of the Nez Perce, "Hear Me, My Chiefs! Nez Perce History and Legend." McWhorter visited this site multiple times, first in 1927 when, along with hímiin maqsmáqs (Yellow Wolf), the battlefield was first staked. In 1932, when this photograph was taken, McWhorter returned to replace stakes that were missing due to weather and erosion.