Celebrating 50 Years!

Established in 1965 to tell the story of the Nez Perce (Nimiipuu) people. Spread out over four states, following the route of the 1877 conflict this park offers something for everyone. The history and culture of the Nez Perce surrounds the park. Discover how the Nimiipu adapted and today thrive continuing to make the land their own. For schedule of events, press "Read More".

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Features

A view of Big Hole National Battlefield from the visitor center, looking toward the village site.

Big Hole National Battlefield

After fleeing their homeland, pursued by the US Army, the attack at Big Hole exemplifies the hardships and tragedies of the Nez Perce flight of 1877.

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Bear Paw Battlefield, Chinook, Montana.

Bear Paw Battlefield

After fleeing over 1,000 miles, the Nez Perce flight of 1877 ended here. This quiet and compelling site is sacred ground for all who fought here.

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Explore the Past with our Virtual Museum

Explore objects that embody the spirituality, beliefs, and traditions of the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) and offer a brief look at a vibrant living culture.

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Join our Virtual Community!

Come and experience new ways of bringing the park directly to you. We invite you to connect to the park's Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube sites.

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Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail

Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail

The Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail protects the 1,170 mile trail taken by several bands of Nez Perce during the flight of 1877.

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