Nez Perce Snake River Archaeological District

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Nez Perce Snake River Archeological District
Nearest city Lewiston, Idaho
Area 3,500 acres (1,400 ha)
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 78001086[1]
Added to NRHP December 22, 1978

The Nez Perce Snake River Archaeological District is a 35,000-acre (14,000 ha) archaeological district located in Nez Perce County, Idaho, and Asotin County, Washington, and centered on the Snake River, which divides the two states. The district includes a number of sites inhabited by the Nez Perce people, who used the area as a fishing ground and a winter campsite. Settlement in the district stretches from roughly 6000 B.C. to the 20th century A.D. Several hundred pictographs are part of the district, usually painted at village sites.[2]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 1978.[1]