• 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

Support Your Park

There are various ways to support the park:

Bookstores. When you go into a National Park Service visitor center, often tucked away to one side is a book store run by the park's cooperating association. These non-profit organizations typically run the sales center and donate a portion of profits to the parks. They are important park partners and provide invaluable support for parks across the country.

At Nez Perce National Historical Park our partner is the Discover Your Northwest; at Big Hole National Battlefield, it is the Glacier National Park Conservancy. Both organizations provide thousands of dollars every year supporting publications, special events, and supplies. Help support our partners and become a member today!

Volunteer. Over the last few years, volunteers have contributed over hundreds of hours hours removing nonnative plant species, providing information to visitors, protecting the resources, and maintaining the trails.

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.