Nez Perce National Historical Park (NRIS 66000310)
Area 90 mi. S and 150 mi. E of Spalding,
Idaho. County/parish: Clearwater.
Park name: Nez Perce.
1 contributing building.
23 contributing sites.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
October 15, 1966.
- Nez Perce National Historical Park
- The Nez Perce National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park comprising 38 sites located throughout the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, which included traditional aboriginal lands of the Nez Perce people. The sites are strongly associated with the resistance of Chief Joseph and his band, who in June 1877 took off from Oregon in an attempt to reach freedom in Canada and avoid being forced on to a reservation. They were pursued by U.S. Army cavalry forces and fought numerous skirmishes against them.
The park was established in 1965, and a museum was opened at the park headquarters in Spalding, Idaho, in 1983.
The 38 sites span three main ecoregions, covering a wide range of elevations and climate. Numerous animal species inhabit the park, including several that are considered sensitive. (read more...)
Significant persons associated with this site:
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000310