• 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

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The Nez Perce and 1877 - Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

The National Park Service has commissioned special studies on particular aspects of 1877. These studies are available below in a digital format.

Forlorn Hope: A Study of the Battle of White Bird Canyon and the Beginning of the Nez Perce Indian War

Nez Perce Summer: The U.S. Army and the Nee-Me-Poo Crisis

A Sharp Little Affair: The Archeology of the Big Hole Battlefield

The Nez Perce National Historic Trail has an extensive bibliography that is useful for finding resources related to 1877. The park also has several books on 1877 and its aftermath that can also be purchased through our bookstore.

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