Nez Perce National Historical Park is a non-traditional national park in that it consists of 38 sites, which together tell the story of the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce). These sites are spread over much of the traditional homeland of the Nimiipuu in present-day Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Staff are located at the visitor center in Spalding, ID, at the Big Hole National Battlefield near Wisdom, Montana, and at the Bear Paw Battlefield near Chinook, Montana. To visit all of the park sites could take a substantial amount of time and cover many hundreds of miles. Trip planning information for each site can be found on the links below.
Explore A Park Map
Explore the various sites that make up Nez Perce National Historical Park on the interactive map below. Visit sites that represent different time eras in Nimiipuu history by clicking on the tabs at the top of the map. To learn more information about a specific site you can either click on the left side of the map or a number on the map. Follow the website link for trip planning information. Zoom in to see a site or area more clearly.
Visit the Nez Perce NHP Visitor Center
Plan your trip to the park's main visitor center, headquarters, and several other historic sites in Spalding, Idaho.
Visit Big Hole National Battlefield
Plan your trip to the battlefield and visitor center that commemorate the Nez Perce Flight of 1877's August 9th and 10th battle.
Visit the Bear Paw Battlefield
Plan your trip to the site of the Nez Perce Flight of 1877's final battle. Located near Chinook, MT.
Visit Buffalo Eddy
Plan your visit to a site that contains hundreds of ancient, unique petroglyphs. Located near Asotin, WA.
Visit Canoe Camp
Plan your trip to the site where Nez Perce helped Lewis & Clark carve canoes that took them to the Pacific Ocean. Located near Orofino, ID.
Visit the Heart of the Monster
Plan your visit to the site where Coyote created the Nez Perce people. Located near present-day Kamiah, ID.
Visit the Old Chief Joseph Gravesite
Plan your visit to the site where Tıwi·teqıs's remains are buried. Located near Joseph, OR.
Visit Weippe Prairie
Plan your visit to the site where the Nez Perce met Lewis and Clark in 1805. Located near Weippe, ID.
Visit White Bird Battlefield
Plan your trip to the site of the Nez Perce Flight of 1877's first battle. Located near Whitebird, ID.
Last updated: August 31, 2020