Nez Perce encampment, Lapwai, Idaho, ca. 1899. Nez Perce people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nimi'ipuu, which means the "real people" or "we the people." Pinned by indus® in honor of the indigenous people of North America who have influenced our indigenous medicine and spirituality by virtue of their being a member of a tribe from the Western Region through the Plains including the beginning of time until tomorrow.