• 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

Nez Perce National Historical Park Virtual Museum

An object can tell a story. Whether its the simple contours of cornhusk bag or the rich and intricate lines of glass beads on a hide dress, these items help tell the story of the Nez Perce. Over 200 items from the museum collection were photographed and provide a glimpse into the rich culture and history of the Nez Perce. To access the museum, just push this link and it will take you right there. Enjoy!

Did You Know?

The great Nez Perce rodeo rider Jackson Sundown on his horse, circa 1920. NPS photo NEPE-HI-1922

Horses came into Nez Perce country about the 1730s and the Nez Perce became well known for their large herds of fine horses. The Nez Perce practiced selective breeding to obtain the traits of intelligence, endurance, and speed.