The Nez Perce people call themselves Nimi’ipuu, which means the “real people” or “we the people.”
nezperce.org: The Nimiipuu people have always resided and subsisted on lands that included the present-day Nez Perce Reservation in north-central Idaho. Today, the Nez Perce Tribe is a federally recognized tribal nation with more than 3,500 citizens.
The Nez Perce Tribe is a federally recognized tribe in north-central Idaho with more than 3,500 enrolled citizens. Headquartered in Lapwai, Idaho, the Nez Perce Reservation spans about 770,000 acres.
Nez Perce National Historical Park
FYI: Two National Historical Trails pass through Nez Perce National Historical Park, the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, and the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historical Trail.
Nez Perce Language Program
nps.gov: Since time immemorial, the valleys, prairies, mountains, and plateaus of the inland northwest have been home to the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) people. Extremely resilient, they survived the settling of the United States and adapted to a changed world. Nez Perce National Historical Park consists of 38 places important to the history and culture of the Nimiipuu.
The way we behave politically, socially, economically and ecologically isn’t working, says community organizer and activist Tai Simpson. Sharing the creation myth of her Nez Perce tribe, she advocates for a return to the “old ways” guided by Indigenous wisdom that emphasize balance, community and the importance of intergenerational storytelling in order to protect what’s sacred.
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