Near Kamiah in Lewis County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Nez Perce National Historical Park
This park links a series of widely separated sites of deep significance to the Nez Perce – historic villages, battlefields, and legend sites. The park experience involves a journey across both time and territory. Although firmly connected to homeland, the Nez Perce are a dynamic people who for thousands of years traveled seasonally between the prairies and river valleys. This lifestyle was interrupted in 1877. Treaties forced bands from their homes in Oregon and Idaho, and war erupted.
Today those events are commemorated by the 1,170-mile Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail.
Together, the park and the trail tell the story of an encounter between two strong nations, from the 1805 meeting with Lewis and Clark, to the conflicts that led to the 1877 war, to the divisions and healing processes going on today. They provide opportunities to view our shared history of this landscape through a different lens.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the The Nez Perce Trail marker series.
Location. 46° 12.65′ N, 116° 0.355′ W. Marker is near Kamiah, Idaho, in Lewis County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is located near the Heart of the Monster site parking lot, within the Nez Perce National Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: Kamiah ID 83536, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trails at Heart of the Monster (within shouting distance of this marker); Asa Smith Mission (approx. 0.8 miles away); Long Camp (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lewis and Clark Route (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kooskia Crossing Kiosk (approx. 4½ miles away); History of a Frontier Community (approx. 5.1 miles away); Looking Glass (approx. 5.8 miles away); Nez Perce War (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kamiah.
Also see . . .
1. Nez Perce National Historical Park.
For thousands of years the valleys, prairies, mountains, and plateaus of the inland northwest have been home to the Nimiipuu or Nez Perce people. Extremely resilient they have adapted and survived the settling of the United States. Explore these places. Learn their stories. (Submitted on November 13, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Nez Perce Indians.
The Nez Perce Indians are a tribe that lived in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. At the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition, the Nez Perce (Submitted on November 13, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
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