The Cemetery

A cemetery surrounded by trees with several rows of headstones.
The Cemetery at the Spalding site. It is still an active cemetery.

Nez Perce National Historical Park

Nearly 180 people are buried here, including Nez Perce, Indian agents, missionaries (including Henry and Eliza Spalding and Mary Crawford), and Josiah Red Wolf, who was a young boy during the 1877 Nez Perce War and one of its last survivors.

Respecting Cemeteries:

Please help us protect and respect The Spalding Cemetery.

  • Walk or stand on pathways or between graves, not directly atop of them.
  • Prepare and consume food and drinks outside of cemetery boundaries.
  • Resist taking rubbings or markings from headstones.
  • Avoid handling the headstones.
  • Leave all items on the graves in place and undisturbed.
  • Dogs are not allowed within the cemetery boundaries.
  • Recreate outside of cemetery boundaries.
  • Adults, please accompany children in your care into the cemetery.
  • Pay homage to those buried here between dawn and dusk. The park is closed after dark.
  • Report any damage or suspected violation to the National Park Service at (208) 843-7001.

Last updated: November 5, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Nez Perce National Historical Park
39063 US Hwy 95

Lapwai, ID 83540-9715


208 843-7001

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