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Focusing on the history, culture, and arts  of the Bitterroot Valley.

"Study the past if you would
define the future." - Confucius
Supporting the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail ~
qa' áanin 'ískit


The BRCHT Board has undertaken the development of a new nonprofit for the Trail. BRCHT will act as the fiscal sponosr for the group until it gains its own 501(c)3 status. 


The name created for the group by the NEz Perce Tribe Language Staff is qa' ánin 'ísket  meaning "respect the trail"The Nez Perce language used for the name as it is important that we see and hear the Nez Perce language.  For more information about hour you can join in the effort, reach out or sing up for this site's newsletter. You may reach us by phone, text, or email.

Heritage Coordinators Collaborative


Working together is the way ahead. Individual missions fuel our passion and daily work, working together we can leverage our collective impact and gain the advantages of a larger community to share stories that are linked across time and our landscape. Let us know if  you would like the have the list sent to you or you would like to be adde

Valley of Three Trails

Three National Trails Traverse the Bitterroot Valley


Valley of Three Trails includes work to emphasize the occurrence of three National Trails running along the same alignment through the Bitterroot. While the alignments are the same, the historic periods for all three are separated by years, sometimes thousands of years. The Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail ( tells the story of water hydraulics that shaped landscapes ~10,000 years ago. The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail tells of the Corps of Discovery's 1805-6 journey across a continent, and the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail shares the story of the Flight of 1877, the last Indian war and the flight of the Nez Perce people from the homeland they loved.  

Resource & Advisory Services


The BRCHT Board and Advisors maintain 
extensive networks of heritage professionals at the local, state, regional, and national levels. Let us know if we can provide guidance, connections, or introductions when you need information or assistance. You may reach us by phone, text, or email.

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