• 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

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?

The great Nez Perce rodeo rider Jackson Sundown on his horse, circa 1920. NPS photo NEPE-HI-1922

Horses came into Nez Perce country about the 1730s and the Nez Perce became well known for their large herds of fine horses. The Nez Perce practiced selective breeding to obtain the traits of intelligence, endurance, and speed.