Places

The Nez Perce have a special relationship with the lands they call home. Nez Perce National Historical Park, along with Tribal partners, land owners and local citizens, work to preserve these special and sacred places and honor the stories that are associated with them. Learn about the different time eras our various sites expand by clicking on the links below.

Explore A Park Map

Explore all the sites that make up Nez Perce National Historical Park on the interactive map below. Learn about the different time eras our various sites expand by clicking on the different tabs on the top. To learn more information about the site click on the left side of the map or a number on the map. Then follow the website link for trip planning information. Zoom in to see a site or area more clearly.

 
 
A grassy hillside with a fence around it.

Nez Perce Story Sites

The Nez Perce homeland is filled with special places that serve as backdrops to stories about spiritual entities in the Nez Perce culture.

A red rock with several white petroglyphs on it.

Ancient Places

By studying the remnants of ancient sites, we attempt to understand the traditions of the Nez Perce ancestors.

Painting from the Weippe Discovery Center depicting EuroAmerican explorers approaching Nez Perce.

The Nez Perce Meet Lewis & Clark

The Corps of Discovery spent more time among the Nez Perce than any other group they encountered. Learn about the relationship they forged.

A white chapel in on a cloudy day.

The Mission Era

During the mid nineteenth century, Protestant and Roman Catholic missionaries spent time among the Nez Perce.

Watercolor painting depicting the arrival of the Nez Perce at Walla Walla Treaty May the 24, 1855.

The Treaty Era

The Treaty of 1855 designated a portion of the Nez Perce homeland as a reservation, but the Treaty of 1863 reduced it in size by 90 percent.

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.

Last updated: February 7, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Nez Perce National Historical Park
39063 US Hwy 95

Lapwai, ID 83540-9715

Phone:

(208) 843-7009

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