Having left the main camp back near Fishing Bridge, the Nez Perce raiding parties roamed this far north. Meanwhile Lieutenant Doane from Fort Ellis, near Bozeman, was heading toward the park with a large group of Crow scouts and a company of cavalry. The two groups ran into each other at Bart Henderson's ranch, located near the present-day town of Corwin Springs.

The Indians came up behind the house, got the horses out of the corral, set fire to the house, and went back to join ten others who had stopped, watching from the hillside. Then the eighteen went back, driving the horses up the river. The white men put us on the Indian trail at once, and we pushed them hard enough to get back nineteen horses.

Lt. Hugh Scott

Fort Ellis site today
Lieutenant Doane



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