• 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

Pets

Pets are often seen as members of the family and are brought on vacation. Unfortunately, with the exception of service animals, pets are prohibited in the visitor centers.

For the trails at Nez Perce National Historical Park, dogs are allowed, but they must be on a leash at all times. Dogs are probibited on the trails at Big Hole National Battlefield and Bear Paw battlefield.

Where pets are allowed, they must be on a leash at all times.

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.