Montana National Parks and Preserves

Montana contains many parks, trails, sites, and monuments. Several of these attractions extend into other states.

Nez Perce National Historical Park extends into four states: Idaho, Montana, Orgegon, and Washington. Lewis and Clark first encountered the Nez Perce Nation on September 20, 1805. Clark's journal entry described them as follows: "They call themselves Cho Punnish or Pierced Noses; their dialect appears very different from the Flatheads, darker than the Flatheads, similar dress with more beads that are white and blue, brass and copper in different forms, shells and wear their hair in the same way..."