• 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

Suggested Reading

There are hundreds of books and articles on the Nez Perce people, their history, and culture. The Nez Perce National Historic Trail offers a comprehensive, annotated bibliography of Nez Perce history and, in particular, the Nez Perce War.

We have some books available for sale through the web and provided a link to the virtual book store. The park has a research center with a non-lending library for those who would like to do indepth research on the Nez Perce.

Did You Know?

Camas field in bloom at Packer Meadows at Lolo Pass.

Camas, a relative of the lily family, has been gathered by the Nez Perce for generations. The bulbs are rich in protein and are still prepared and blessed according to traditional practices.