• 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

Nez Perce National Historical Park Sites

Nez Perce National Historical Park is a non-traditional National Park site. The park tells a story about a people that is spread over a large geographic area.

The park has thirty-eight sites in four states - Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington. A park map is available through the link to the right and can be used in conjunction with this list. Comprehensive trip planning information is also available on this website.

Many of the park sites listed are hyperlinked to other pages in the website with further information. We work closely with the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail. White Bird, Big Hole, Canyon Creek, and Bear Paw battlefields are linked by the trail.

Did You Know?

In June 2005, this buffalo hide tipi was put up for the first time in fifty years.

In the museum collection of Nez Perce National Historical Park is a magnificent buffalo hide tipi made of eighteen separate hides. This tipi is one of only a few that are know to survive from the mid-nineteenth century. It was donated by the Lawyer family.