There is a variety of information available on the history and mission of the National Park Service that might be helpful in planning lessons.
Many parks around the system also have lesson plans and other information online, allowing students and teachers to explore the park system from the classroom. Lesson plans, education guides and general information for educators on history topics.
If you would like to learn more about the establishment and history of Nez Perce National Historical Park and Big Hole National Battlefield, there are administrative histories available here:
Did You Know?
In September of 1805 Lewis and Clark crossed into Nez Perce country. A debate ensued among the Nez Perce. Should they assist these strangers or attack them? A female Nez Perce elder, Wetxuuwíis (Wet-k'hoo-wees)urged her people to do them no harm. Her words were heeded; the expedition was welcomed.