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“Small but indepth”

Nez Perce County Historical Society & Museum
Ranked #5 of 30 things to do in Lewiston
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Owner description: Learn about the rich history of the Nez Perce Native American tribe, remembered especially for having saved the Lewis and Clark Expedition team from starvation following their harrowing journey through the Bitterroot Mountains. Native American and pioneer artifacts are on display.
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Great set of people running this museum. They were very helpful in helping us with our questions. The history of this area was very well displayed.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

It was very informaitve,The staff there spent alot of time explaining the history of the nez perce.The wooden canoe was magificent!

2  Thank joekidd66
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Years ago I spent a long day liberating Herb Banks very significant collection of railroad photos from the highly acidic environment in which he had encased them, behind glass and with backing nailed to the frame. On this trip I stopped at the museum to view them again, and was refused. "We can't show these to the general public." This is NOT what museums are about. If they won't show them, they should give them to another venue which will. Herb did not take those pictures to hide them in a drawer! Who knows what else they have sequestered? This whole experience was shocking and very upsetting. I do not recommend that you submit yourself to a similar disconnect from reality.

3  Thank Verne A
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Average size collection of the Nez Perce tribe. Fascinating tribe story. Nice childrens corner to trickle the senses. Free entrance, so wurth the stop when following route 12.

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Reviewed July 1, 2012

The interpretive center is 11 miles east of Lewiston and worth the detour if it isn't on your route. It is not large, but houses an excellent collection of artifacts in a very pleasant building. There is a video about 20 minutes long that tells the sad story of the treatment of the Nez Perce who originally owned a large region in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon that has now been reduced to the reservation where the historical park stands. There is sometimes an artist working and we visited with a lovely lady making corn husk woven items. she was not selling anything, but sharing her knowledge. This entire historical park includes many (more than 20 I think) different separate widely-separated sites, including several battlegrounds. A map is available at the center. There is also a good website, which is how i stumbled on it. There are no signs until you are within a few miles.

2  Thank jillben
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