• 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

Collections

Nez Perce horse accouterments

Some of the items in the park's collection deal with Nez Perce horse culture. Here, on display are horse accouterments from the nineteenth century.

NPS

Nez Perce National Historical Park has a rich collection of items related to Nez Perce culture and history. From archeological specimens to archival materials, the park's collection encompasses ten thousand years of history.

The exhibit at the Spalding visitor center features a small sampling of items from the collection. If there are items related to Nez Perce history that you would like to donate, please call the park at (208) 843-7001 or contact us through e-mail, and schedule an appointment with the park's curator.

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