Kamiah is the ancestral home of the Nez Perce people. It is here that Lewis & Clark spent the spring of 1806 with the NiMiiPuu while waiting for the snow to melt in the Bitterroot Mountains.
Kamiah is predominately a lumber community. The mild climate and rich soil are suitable for successful agricultural pursuits.
Kamiah is located along the banks of the Clearwater River which flows through the Clearwater Valley.