Things To Know Before You Come
Nez Perce National Historical Park has sites that encompass ten thousand years of Nez Perce history and culture. Whether you plan to visit all thirty-eight sites or just drop in to the park's visitor centers, there are some things to consider when you plan you your trip. If there are questions and concerns that require more information than this website provides, please contact the park's visitor center at (208) 843-7001 for more information.
Did You Know?
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.