According to tribal legend, Nimiipuu, “the people,” were created in north central Idaho at the dawn of time. There is evidence dating back more than 11,000 years of Nez Perce inhabiting the regions surrounding the Clearwater and Snake River valleys.
The Nez Perce people are credited for saving the lives of the Corps of Discovery explorers who entered their camp near starvation. Without the food and shelter provided by the Nimiipuu villagers, the Lewis & Clark expedition may have had a tragic ending.
The Confluence Project is interpretive artwork by world renowned artist Maya Lin, created to reflect the people and environment of the ColumbiaRead More >>
Nez Perce Tribe
According to tribal legend, Nimiipuu, “the people,” were created in north central Idaho at the dawn of time. There is evidence dating back moreRead More >>
Lewis & Clark
Appointed by President Thomas Jefferson, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were charged with finding the Northwest Passage to the PacificRead More >>
Music lovers will find a wide range of choices available in the Lewis Clark Valley. From classical to jazz to country, you’ll find something to fitRead More >>
Museums & Historic Sites
Museums in the area cover all aspects of time, culture and people. From the Native American and Asian cultures, to the Lewis and Clark Expedition,Read More >>
View the world's largest steelhead (ocean going trout) and spring Chinook salmon as they travel through Dworshak National Fish Hatchery and LowerRead More >>
Visual & Performing Arts
A special flare for art and culture add yet another spice to the mix that is the Lewis-Clark Valley. Year round, one can indulge in many unique andRead More >>