• 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.

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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?

In June 2005, this buffalo hide tipi was put up for the first time in fifty years.

In the museum collection of Nez Perce National Historical Park is a magnificent buffalo hide tipi made of eighteen separate hides. This tipi is one of only a few that are know to survive from the mid-nineteenth century. It was donated by the Lawyer family.