Who We Are

The Nimiipuu people have always resided and subsisted on lands that included the present-day Nez Perce Reservation in north-central Idaho. Today, the Nez Perce Tribe is a federally recognized tribal nation with more than 3,500 citizens.

Ollokot, Chief Joseph, and Peo-Peo-Tah-Likt. National Park Service (NPS) Nez Perce Historic Images Collection
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History and Culture

For the Nimiipuu people, traditional lifeways are the foundation of Nez Perce culture today.

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As a sovereign nation, the Nez Perce Tribe offers a wide variety of government services.

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The Nez Perce Tribe owns and operates several enterprises that contribute significantly to Idaho’s economy.

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