Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center, Inc.
- A Nez Perce National Historical Park Site -
"Opening the door to the trail home"
"It is time once again to let the land hear the familiar sounds that have been developed over thousands of years here in the land of winding waters, the rhythm of the drum beat, the songs, the language, the prayers, the people, and all creation joined to co-exist and respect mother earth and this law of the land. Our elders, whose bones remain in this beautiful land, would be proud that everyone here has a genuine concern to maintain the Nee- Me-Poo (We The People, Nez Perce) culture. It has fallen upon the shoulders of this generation to capture the history and through cultural understanding, respect this land that we live in. We all came together at this historical location to extend our concerns for a better world by maintaining for future generations the knowledge that made this land a wonderful place to live. Whatever we accomplish in these developmental years will be appreciated by many peoples across the nation and around the world. Thank you for your attendance, support, and kindness."
- Taz E. E. Conner 1994