This site, commanding an excellent view of a high, glaciated lake and mountain country, preserves a traditional Nez Perce ancestral campground associated with religious and cultural values that have persisted for more than the century that has elapsed since the band of nontreaty Nez Perce led by Young Chief Joseph was driven out.

Old Chief Joseph Gravesite and Cemetery
The Old Chief Joseph Gravesite and Cemetery in Joseph, Oregon Visitor7
Location map of Nez Perce Traditional Site at Wallowa Lake, Joseph, Oregon. Click to enlarge.
Aerial view of Nez Perce Traditional Site at Wallowa Lake, Joseph, Oregon. Click to enlarge.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
316886
National Register ID
89001082 view NRHP data
Article Title
Nez Perce Traditional Site at Wallowa Lake
Coordinates
45.3366860° N, 117.2235500° W map · aerial
Street Address
SR 82 S of Joseph
Postcode
97846

Page Info

Place ID
316886
Title
Nez Perce Traditional Site at Wallowa Lake, Joseph, Oregon
Date Added
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
May 6, 2022