• 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?

Drawing of mammoth skeleton

In 1994 the Idaho Fish and Game Department drained Tolo Lake, a site of Nez Perce National Historical Park, for a restoration project. In the lake bottom, six to eight Columbian mammoth skeletons were found. A replica skeleton is on display in Grangeville, Idaho