• 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

For Teachers

Ranger Tipi Program

The most popular education program is a tipi pitch. The kids get a chance to put up and then take down a tipi.

Nez Perce National Historical Park

Nez Perce National Historical Park offers a unique opportunity to learn about a people and culture that has been part of this land for thousands of years.

To experience this special place, we have provided all of the information that you need to schedule a program and get information on how to use the story of the Nez Perce in your classroom. Enjoy your visit!

Did You Know?

Tolo Lake

For centuries the Nez Perce used Tolo Lake or Tepalewam as a gathering place. In June, 1877 the Wallowa Nez Perce paused here before their final move to the Reservation. Brooding over past injustices, warriors raided homes on the Salmon River, precipitating events that would trigger the 1877 War.