Parents and Teachers

Education Guide

The Education Resource Teachers Guide is designed for use by teachers and other educators who are teaching Nez Perce Trail history. The resources listed below can be used in conjunction with the 20-minute video, "Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail Landscape of History."

Educational Trunks

Our Nez Perce National Historic Trail Traveling Educational Trunks contain 3 sections. The first section describes the traditional lifestyle of the Nez Perce and gives insight to why the Nez Perce did not want to leave their homeland for a reservation. The second section uses different hands-on lessons to provide students with an opportunity to explore what the life of a United States soldier may have been like in this time period. The final section of these trunks allows students to explore the war the Nez Perce leaders' decision resulted in and what ultimately happened to the Nez Perce.

Google Earth - Virtual Experience

The Nez Perce Trail Foundation has built an interactive map. Click here for the link to the Google Map version.

Teachers will find the tour most useful by running it in Google Earth, available as a free download, which provides a multitude of ways to virtually experience the NPNHT.

Additional Resources

Additional resources are available, including:

  • National Historic Trail map
  • Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail brochure 
  • Auto Tour Brochures- There are eight brochures in this series describing the flight of the Nez Perce from the Wallowa Valley or Oregon, through the Clearwater Mountains and over the Lolo Trail, down the Bitterroot Valley and through the Big Hole, Horse Prairie, and Lemhi Valleys, through present day Yellowstone National Park and across the plains of central Montana to the Bear Paw mountains in 1877. The staff of the Nez Perce National Historic Trail hopes you find these brochures useful when studying about the Nez Perce and the events of 1877 and beyond.
  • Landscape of History- Video about the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historical Trail. Copies can be obtained by contacting the NPNT staff.
  • Bibliography