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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Did You Know?
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.