NPT: Learning about Nez Perce Tribe's history at national park
Posted: Monday, October 8, 2012
"Whether you’re a big history buff or simply just enjoy the beauty of nature, Nez Perce National Historical Park is the perfect getaway for the whole family. Spread across parts of western Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Montana, the park offers 38 different sites where you can come to understand a bit about the Nez Perce tribe, see some of their sacred lands, and see how the arrival of Euro-Americans affected their lives.
These sites point out both the hardships that these people faced first-hand as well as the traditions they handed down generation to generation Between audio stories at each site and interpretive programs offered by rangers at the Spalding, Idaho, visitor center, there is never a lack of information or feeling of disinterest.
One of the most spectacular sites can be found within the mountains of Washington. Between the bends of the Snake River exists an edge once referred to as ilokotbatki that is now known as Buffalo Eddy."
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Exploring History At Nez Perce National Historical Park
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