A Park About a People for All People

For thousands of years the valleys, prairies, mountains, and plateaus of the inland northwest have been home to the nimí·pu· (Nez Perce) people. Extremely resilient, they have adapted and survived the settling of the United States. Explore these places. Learn their stories.

Tipi poles site in a field of purple blooming flowers with snow capped mountains in the distance.

Places to Go

Explore the array of sites that make up the Nez Perce National Historical Park.

Painting depicting soldiers and Nez Perce warriors in battle.

The Nez Perce Flight of 1877

In 1877, the non-treaty Nez Perce were forced on a 126-day journey that spanned over 1,170 miles and through four different states.

A beaded leather bird ornament.

The Birds and the Beads

NEW! Check out our online exhibit that highlights birds in Nez Perce culture in honor of the Year of the Bird.

Last updated: February 27, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Nez Perce National Historical Park
39063 US Hwy 95

Lapwai, ID 83540-9715

Phone:

(208) 843-7009

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