Nez Perce National Historical Park at Josephy Center
On Tuesday, August 9, at noon, a Ranger from The Nez Perce National Historical Park will speak at the Josephy Center. The Park is unique in that its sites are not all connected, and not even all "owned" by the Park Service. Some of them, including the Old Joseph Grave Site at Wallowa Lake, the Joseph Canyon Overlook, and the Dug Bar crossing site on the Snake River, are in Wallowa County.
The Park celebrates Nez Perce history and culture, and chronicles the path of the War of 1877. Park headquarters and a fine visitor center are in Spalding, Idaho. There are now 38 sites in Washington, Montana, and Oregon as well as the original ones in Idaho.. Come with your questions about why some places are in-and others not. Find out about battlefield commenterations and other events. celebrated by the National Park.
And teachers and educators are invited to stay for a 2:00 p.m. session on teaching Nez Perce history and culture. The Josephy Center is developing boxes of Nez Perce teaching materials--each elementary school in the County will get its own box of materials--an Park Staff will be here to provide more materials and information for educators.