The list below includes academic publications, government publications, management documents that inform the decision-making process at Yellowstone, as well as links to websites that provide additional relevant information. The Yellowstone Resources and Issues Handbook, updated annually, is the book our rangers use to answer many basic park questions.
References: Park History
Bartlett, R. 1974. Nature’s Yellowstone. Tucson: UArizona Press.
Bartlett, R. 1985. Yellowstone: A wilderness besieged. Tucson: UArizona Press.
Carr, E. 2007. Mission 66: Modernism and the national park dilemma. Amherst: UMass Press.
Clary, D. 1993. The place where hell bubbled up: A history of Yellowstone National Park. Moose, WY: Homestead Publishing.
Cook, C.W., D.E. Folsom, and W. Peterson. 1965. The Valley of the Upper Yellowstone: An exploration of the headwaters of the Yellowstone River in the year 1869. Norman: UOklahoma Press.
Culpin, M. S. 1994. The History of the Construction of the Road System in Yellowstone National Park. U. S. Dept. of the Interior, NPS Rocky Mtn. Region, Div. of Cultural Resources, Selections Series. No. 5, Denver, CO.
Davis, L.B. et al. 1995. The Obsidian Cliff plateau prehistoric lithic source, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. U. S. Dept. of the Interior, NPS Rocky Mtn. Region, Div. of Cultural Resources, Selections Series. No. 6, Denver, CO.
Everhart, W. 1983. The National Park Service. Boulder: Westview Press.
Frison, G. 1978. Prehistoric hunters of the high plains. New York: Academic Press.
Haines, A. 1996. The Yellowstone story: A history of our first national park. 2 vols. Niwot: U. Press Colorado.
Janetski, J.C. 2002. Indians of Yellowstone Park. Revised edition. Salt Lake City: U Utah Press.
Keller, R., and M. Turek. 1998. American Indians and national parks. Tucson: UArizona Press.
Langford, N.P. 1972. The discovery of Yellowstone Park. Lincoln: UNebraska Press.
Merrill, M. 1999. Yellowstone and the great West: Journals, letters, and images from the 1871 Hayden Expedition. Lincoln: UNebraska Press.
Milstein, Michael. 1996. Yellowstone: 125 Years of America’s Best Idea. Billings, MT: Billings Gazette.
Nabokov, P. and L. Loendorf. 2004. Restoring a presence: American Indians in Yellowstone National Park. Norman: UOklahoma.
Quinn, R. 2004. Weaver of dreams: The life and architecture of Robert C. Reamer. Bozeman, MT: Ruth and Leslie Quinn.
Reinhart, K. and J. Henry. 2004. Old Faithful Inn: Crown jewel of national park lodges. Emigrant, MT: Roche Jaune Pictures, Inc.
Schullery, P., editor. 2010. Old Yellowstone Days. Boulder: Colorado Associated U Press. (Orig. pub. 1979.)
Schullery, P. 2010. Nature and Culture at Fishing Bridge: A History of the Fishing Bridge Development in Yellowstone National Park. YCR-2010-02. Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.: NPS.
Schullery, P. 1995. Yellowstone’s ski pioneers. High Plains Publishing Company.
Whittlesey, L.. 2006. Yellowstone Place Names. Wonderland Publishing Co.
Whittlesey, L.H. and National Park Service Staff. A Yellowstone Album. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart.
Whittlesey, L.H. and P. Schullery. 2003. Myth and history in the creation of Yellowstone National Park. Lincoln/UNebraska.
Last updated: November 21, 2017