Welcome to the Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center

Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center, Inc.
- A Nez Perce National Historical Park Site -

"Opening the door to the trail home"

Tamkaliks Dancer"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

Our Mission

  • To tell the story of the Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail as part of Oregon's four National Historical Trails.
  • To secure, develop, and manage the property and related assets in a manner that enhances and enriches relationships among the descendants of indigenous people and the contemporary inhabitants of the Wallowa Valley.
  • To create a physical place to build these relationships and to support, preserve and celebrate the customs and culture of the indigenous inhabitants.
  • To assist in assembling the Wallowa Band Nez Perce culture and history in order to provide interpretation, knowledge and understanding to those who visit the grounds.
  • To establish an Interpretive Center which fosters understanding of the Nez Perce and other cultures in the Wallowa country.

Contact Information


Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center, Inc.
209 East Second St Wallowa, OR 97885
Phone: (541) 886-3101
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After Labor Day Weekend, in the fall and winter, hours at the office are intermittent and visits to the Interpretive Center are best arranged in advance. Please call or email to set a time and we'll be happy to meet you.

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