For thousands of years the valleys, prairies, mountains, and plateaus of the inland northwest have been home to the Nimiipuu or Nez Perce people. Explore these places. Learn their stories. Treat them with care.
The 38 sites of Nez Perce National Historical Park are scattered across the states of Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana and have been designated to commemorate the stories and history of the Nimiipuu and their interaction with explorers, fur traders, missionaries, soldiers, settlers, gold miners, and farmers who moved through or into the area.
The Visitor Center at Park Headquarters in Spalding, ID has Junior Ranger Programs for ages 5-8 and for 9-12 year olds. Packets include scavenger hunts, word puzzles, fill-in-the-blanks walking tours. The packets include notebook, pencil and Junior Ranger sew-on patch. There is no cost to participate.
Big Hole National Battlefield in Wisdom, MT has a Junior Ranger program that asks questions about objects and signage in the Museum. Successful completion of the questionaire is rewarded by the presentation of a Big Hole Junior Ranger Badge. There is no cost to participate.
If you would like to participate in the National Park Service's new web ranger program, an on-line junior ranger program, click on the link below to participate.