• 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

Park Planning

"Planning is About the Future"

To anticipate the needs of the future, the National Park Service provides a variety of tools to deal with present challenges and what is on the horizon. Many of the park's planning documents are available in a digital format on this web page.

Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Performance Report
PDF (48 KB)

2008-2012 Strategic Plan
PDF (87 KB)

General Management Plan
Text only (412 KB)

Comprehensive Interpretive Plan
Text only (276 KB)
PDF (1.29 MB)

Museum Management Plan
PDF (2.42 MB)

Big Hole National Battlefield Administrative History
Nez Perce National Historical Park Administrative History

Did You Know?

Original art work by Roy Anderson depicting Lewis and Clark meeting the Nez Perce for the first time.

In September of 1805 Lewis and Clark crossed into Nez Perce country. A debate ensued among the Nez Perce. Should they assist these strangers or attack them? A female Nez Perce elder, Wetxuuwíis (Wet-k'hoo-wees)urged her people to do them no harm. Her words were heeded; the expedition was welcomed.