There are 26 current tribes that have historic connections to the lands and resources now found within Yellowstone National Park.
The Earliest Humans in Yellowstone
Human occupation of this area seems to follow environmental changes of the last 15,000 years.
Many tribes have a traditional connection to this region and its resources.
Many tribes have a traditional connection to the land and resources of Yellowstone.
European Americans Arrive
In the late 1700s, fur traders traveled the Yellowstone River in search of Native Americans with whom to trade.
Expeditions Explore Yellowstone
Formal expeditions mapped and explored the area, leading to the nation's understanding of the region.
Birth of a National Park
Learn about Yellowstone's early days as a national park.
Last updated: June 4, 2018