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Quick Facts

Former name

Geographic location

City Hall

Lapwai City Hall
315 South Main Street
Lapwai, Id 83540
Phone: 208-843-2212

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Church History and Records

Methodist

Lapwai Methodist Church‎
U.S. 95
Lapwai, ID 83540

(208) 843-2092


Roman Catholic

Sacred Heart Church‎
205 Birch Avenue East
Lapwai, ID 83540

(208) 843-2562


Other

Name Outreach‎
219 Locust Avenue
Lapwai, ID 83540

(208) 843-2154


Lapwai Assembly of God Church‎
400 U.S. 95
Lapwai, ID 83540

(208) 843-2231


Lapwai Church of God‎
117 Main Street South
Lapwai, ID 83540-9735

(208) 843-2860

Directories

The Idaho State Archives in Boise has a collection of city, county, state and regional directories.

Funeral Homes

History

The Nez Perce owned the land in the Lapwai Valley. Lewis and Clark Expedition first encountered the Nez Perce Indians in 1805. The Nez Perce Indiana name is from the French, "pierced nose." This is an inaccurate description of the tribe. They did not wear ornaments or do nose piercing. The Nez Perce relied heavily upon salmon and shared fishing and trading sites. In 1805 the Nez Perce Indians, population was 6,000 making then the largest tribes on the Columbia River Plateau. Because of epidemics, conflicts with non-Indians, and other factors. In the 20th century, the Nez Perce had declined to about 1,800.

Maps

Military History and Records

Minorities

Newspapers

Historical

Copies of issues of the following two Lapwai newspapers are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise:

Lapwai Messenger  1916:5:18 
Nez perce Indian  1915:7:1

Obituaries

School Records

Websites

References



 

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