• 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

Nearby Attractions

Since the Nez Perce National Historical Park has thirty-eight sites spread across four states, there are other attractions that are in close proximity to park sites. Some of the high points include:

U.S. Forest Service

Clearwater National Forest
Orofino, Idaho
(208) 476-4541

Nez Perce National Forest
Grangeville, Idaho
(208) 983-1950

Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historical Trail
Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Oklahoma
Headquarters: Orofino, Idaho
(208) 476-8227

Corps of Engineers

Dworshak Reservoir
Ahsahka, Idaho
(208) 476-1255

State Parks

Hells Gate State Park
Lewiston, Idaho
(208) 799-5015

Winchester State Park
Winchester, Idaho
(208) 924-7563

Dworshak State Park
Orofino, Idaho
(208) 476-5994


Appaloosa Museum
Moscow, Idaho
(208) 882-5578

Bicentennial Museum
Grangeville, Idaho
(208) 983-2104

Lewis-Clark State College Center For Arts and History
Lewiston, Idaho
(208) 792-2243

Historical Museum at St. Gertrude
Cottonwood, Idaho
(208) 962-7123

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.