• 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

A Park About A People For All People

For countless generations, the Nimiipuu or Nez Perce have lived among the rivers, canyons, prairies, and mountians of the inland northwest. Since the beginning of time, the Nez Perce have called this place home. Nez Perce National Historical Park offers a unique perspective of the American west -  not from the Mississippi River looking west, but from an ancient homeland looking out.

Did You Know?

Petroglyph of Big Horn at Buffalo Eddy, a site of Nez Perce National Historical Park

The Nez Perce made hunting bows from the horn of the Big Horn Sheep, an animal that is native to their homeland.