• 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

Accessibility

The Visitor Centers at Spalding and Big Hole battlefield have accessible restroom facilities and exhibits.

A free wheel chair is available at the Spalding visitor center.

The film shown at the Spalding Visitor Center has open captions and audio description.

Trails at Canoe Camp outside of Orofino, Idaho and the Heart of Monster in Kamiah, Idaho have accessible trails.

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.