• Nez Perce National Historical Park. Front Page banner photograph is of Heart of the Monster, an ancient place where the Nez Perce creation story originates. The secondary page photograph is of Nez Perce beadwork.

    Nez Perce

    National Historical Park ID,MT,OR,WA

Be A Junior Ranger

At the Nez Perce National Historical Park visitor center in Spalding, Idaho, a Junior Ranger Program is available for ages 5-8 and for 9-12 year olds. Packets include scavenger hunts, word puzzles, fill-in-the-blanks walking tours. The packets include notebook, pencil and Junior Ranger sew-on patch. There is no cost to participate.

Big Hole National Battlefield also has a Junior Ranger program that asks questions about objects and signage in the Museum. Successful completion of the questionaire is rewarded by the presentation of a Big Hole Junior Ranger Badge. There is no cost to participate.

There are hundeds of junior ranger programs at parks all over the United States and its territories. If you are planning a vacation and want to know which parks offer junior ranger programs, click on this link.

Did You Know?

The great Nez Perce rodeo rider Jackson Sundown on his horse, circa 1920. NPS photo NEPE-HI-1922

Horses came into Nez Perce country about the 1730s and the Nez Perce became well known for their large herds of fine horses. The Nez Perce practiced selective breeding to obtain the traits of intelligence, endurance, and speed.