History & Culture
NPS Photo. NEPE-HI-1204
"We did not travel here; we are of this land. We did not declare our independence; we have always been free."
Take some time and explore the park's history and collections, You can either inquire into the stories of the places that we protect and preserve or take a closer look at our collections and research center or both! Just follow the links to your left.
Did You Know?
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.