Travel: Visitors can feel welcome to the Nez Perce Reservation

"Lapwai, Idaho, is the headquarters of the Nez Perce tribe. The town is on U.S. 95, bout 15 miles southeast of Lewiston.

It is similar in many ways to Warm Springs, the tribal center in Oregon for the Warms Springs tribes. Warm Springs does have a casino now, while the Nez Perce casino is five miles outside Lapwai on the Clearwater River.

Lapwai has a gas station, grocery store and restaurant, all used by tribal members but also by travelers."

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