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Near Lapwai in Nez Perce County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Nez Perce Village Site

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Nez Perce Village Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 7, 2018
1. Nez Perce Village Site Marker
Captions: (bottom right) Spalding Presbyterian Church. Watson's Store.
Inscription.  The river terrace below had the ingredients for a thriving village site: fresh water, a river full of fish, and a stream corridor filled with wildlife. For thousands of years the Nez Perce lived a life of bounty here. Then within a 50-year span their culture changed forever with the arrival of missionaries, gold seekers, and soldiers.
A self-guiding walk through the site takes you through layers of history, from timeless moments beside the river to 19th-century buildings in the historic village of Spalding. Past and present are mingled in the shade of the cottonwoods: the historic church and cemetery are still in use.
 
Erected by Nez Perce National Historical Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 46° 26.853′ N, 116° 49.347′ W. Marker is near Lapwai, Idaho, in Nez Perce County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 95 near Waton's Store Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 39063 US Highway 95, Lapwai ID 83540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Nez Perce Village Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 7, 2018
2. Nez Perce Village Site Marker
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are within walking distance of this marker. Bredell Family Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indian Agent's Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coming of the Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Watson's Store (approx. ¼ mile away); Spalding’s Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Spalding’s Gristmill Canals (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spalding's Mission (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lapwai Mission Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lapwai.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at Nez Perce National Historical Park, Spalding's Mission site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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