• 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?

A Nez Perce family

Family is so important to the Nez Perce that they have one hundred and eighty different words for relatives.