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?
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.