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Nez Perce National Historical Park
Copyright: - US National Park Service
Nez Perce National Historical Park
Description - At Nez Perce National Historical Park the history, culture and homelands of the Nez Perce Indians are preserved, commemorated and interpreted. The park encompasses 38 separate sites within the states of Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana. In addition to celebrating the Nez Perce culture this park portrays the diversity of the natural landscapes on which the tribe was so dependent . The park expands from the semi-arid regions of Washington, to the lush high mountain meadows of Idaho and Oregon, to the prairies of Montana.

Recreation - Recreation opportunities within this historical park include walking, viewing scenery, scenic driving, viewing interpretive signs and touring exhibits. There are two visitor centers in Nez Perce National Historic Park one in Spalding, Idaho, and one ten miles west of Wisdom, Montana. Both visitor centers contain an auditorium where films and interpretive talks are given. The Spalding visitor center contains a museum of Nez Perce culture. Short interpretative trails are located at the Spalding, Kamiah, White Bird, Big Hole, and Bear Paw sites.

Climate - Summer temperatures in Idaho average between 84 degrees F and 51 degrees F. Winter temperatures range from 31 degrees F to 12 degrees F. Precipitation in the region averages 17 inches per year.

Location - Park headquarters is located in Spalding, Idaho, 11 miles east of Lewiston, Idaho, with the headquarters for the Big Hole National Battlefield site ten miles west of Wisdom, Montana. The various sites of the park are located in north-central Washington, northeast Oregon, north-central Idaho and western Montana.

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Contact Information:
Nez Perce National Historical Park, Route 1, Box 100, Highway 95 , Spalding, ID, 83540-9715, Phone: 208-843-2261

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Idaho Historic Sites and Monuments -
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Nez Perce National Historic Trail - Official agency website


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