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

Nez Perce Village

This important archaeological site - occupied for 10,000 years or more

 

—has at least 10 pit houses as much as 5000 years old —

 
Nez Perce Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
1. Nez Perce Village Marker
Inscription. Two styles of houses were used. Some were fairly square with interior benches dug out for use by a family or two. Others were round – 20 to 30 feet wide and two to three feet deep – but lacked benches. This village reached its height from about 4100 to 2600 years ago, but remained important enough that when fur traders arrived in 1812, they made this their main camp.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 332.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 46° 26.508′ N, 116° 53.574′ W. Marker is in Lewiston, Idaho, in Nez Perce County. Marker is on U.S. 12 one mile east of Nez Perce Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in a scenic pull-out overlooking the Clearwater River. Marker is in this post office area: Lewiston ID 83501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Northwest Passage Scenic Byway (here, next to this marker); Coyote's Fishnet (a few steps from this marker); Spalding's Mission (approx. 3.6 miles away); The First Capital
Nez Perce Village Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
2. Nez Perce Village Marker (wide view)
(approx. 4.9 miles away); Lewis Clark State College (approx. 4.9 miles away); Mackenzie's Post (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Early Years in Nez Perce County (approx. 6.1 miles away); Idaho's First Capitol (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewiston.
 
More about this marker. Large wooden marker in good condition
 
Categories. AnthropologyNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Nez Perce Village Marker (<i>wide view showing adjacent markers</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
3. Nez Perce Village Marker (wide view showing adjacent markers)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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