Hear the Echoes of Our Ancestors in the Lewis-Clark Valley

Photo Courtesy of Visit Lewis Clark Valley | Taken by Brad Stinson

The Nez Perce have inhabited the landscapes surrounding the Clearwater and Snake River valleys for more than 11,000 years. Legend has it that the Nimiipuu were created in north central Idaho at the dawn of time. Walk in the footsteps of the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce Tribe), an ancient tribe rich in beauty, natural resources and culture.

From riverbeds to mountain tops, Nez Perce Tourism offers land and water journeys for visitors seeking to learn the storied history of the Nimiipuu, and gain insight into their way of life. Each tour is designed to be educational and transformational, as the sacred landscape and voices of our ancestors echo beyond your visit. Discover their traditions, learn their history and embrace their spirit with guides that live it every day.

Nez Perce Jet Boat Tour

Meet and be inspired by the traditional knowledge of Nimiipuu guides who offer cultural demonstrations, storytelling and reveal the vast landscape of their nation. Journey along the riverbeds, experience the truths of their past and visit the places their ancestors walked. As you traverse the varied landscape, you will come to understand the deep history and culture of Nimiipuu at the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers. Highlights include the Lewis-Clark Discovery Center, Nez Perce National Historical Park and petroglyphs at Buffalo Eddy in Hells Canyon. To learn more, go to nezpercetourism.com/tours/nez-perce-jet-boat-tour.