A Park About a People for All People

Since time immemorial, the valleys, prairies, mountains, and plateaus of the inland northwest have been home to the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) people. Extremely resilient, they survived the settling of the United States and adapted to a changed world. Nez Perce National Historical Park consists of 38 places important to the history and culture of the Nimiipuu. 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.

One painted and one non-painted tipi set up on fresh grass with hills and blue sky in background.

Events and Activities in 2021

Take a look at the events we have planned for 2021

Pair of leather gloves with one pink rose, one red rose, and the american flag beaded onto each.

Explore Our Virtual Museum Online!

This exhibit tells the Nimiipuu story through the objects they made and used over the past 10,000 years.

A group of children help a park ranger set up a tipi

Education Programs

Learn more about the education programs offered to school groups.

Park ranger and group of volunteers

Volunteer with us!

Get involved with Nez Perce National Historic Site by volunteering

Last updated: October 14, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Nez Perce National Historical Park
39063 US Hwy 95

Lapwai, ID 83540-9715


(208) 843-7001

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