Yellowstone National Park has rich human and ecological stories that continue to unfold. People have spent time in the Yellowstone region for more than 11,000 years. Many tribes and bands used the park as their home, hunting grounds, and transportation routes prior to and after European American arrival. Yellowstone was established as the world's first national park in 1872.
History & Culture
Over 8,000 archived photos covering a variety of Yellowstone topics.
Explore this historic US Army post built during the park's early years.
Arts in the Parks
Yellowstone's artistic heritage is part of an important tradition for understanding, sharing, and preserving parks.
In the Shadow of the Arch
A blog by our archivists will give you a peek into the stacks and storage areas of our library, archives, and museum collections.
Timeline of Human History in Yellowstone
The human history of the Yellowstone region goes back more than 11,000 years.
Science & Research
Learn more about the science that informs management decisions and has the potential to the changes lives everywhere.
Last updated: March 29, 2018