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 Nez Perce country, the landscape tells stories. Coyote battled and killed a monster leaving behind his heart which took the shape of a basalt mound.