Chief Joseph Days
Nez Perce Encampment Pavilion
A REUNION OF TRADITION, PRIDE, AND FRIENDSHIP
Every year in July, the Nez Perce Homeland becomes a place of reunion for descendants of the original inhabitants of Wal’waama, also known as Wallowa Country.
Tamkaliks always takes place the weekend before Chief Joseph Days Rodeo. At Tamkaliks, participants enjoy three days of dancing and drumming, culminating in a walasit service and Friendship feast when descendants, locals, and visitors attend together.
THE FOLLOWING WEEKEND, THE NEZ PERCE GATHER IN JOSEPH TO SHARE ONCE AGAIN THEIR CULTURE AND TRADITIONS WITH LOCALS AND VISITORS ALIKE DURING CHIEF JOSEPH DAYS AT THE ENCAMPMENT PAVILION EAST OF THE RODEO ARENA WITH TRADITIONAL INDIAN DANCE CONTESTS.