Yellowstone engages Tribes

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As the Yellowstone 150th anniversary approaches in 2022, the park is working to engage with Tribes around potential actions to expand tribal presence and representation of their important cultural heritage in the park during the anniversary and beyond.

Native Americans have been living in and connected to the landscape now known as Yellowstone for at least 11,000 years.

Today, there are 27 associated Tribes who have historic and modern connections to the lands and resources now found within the park. The Park engages Tribes on various project proposals and initiatives and has worked closely with multiple Tribes on bison management and the recent transfer of Yellowstone bison to the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes at Fort Peck, Montana.

The Park also initiated a multi-year partnership with Native American Studies faculty at Salish Kootenai College as they bring a unique understanding of the cultural importance of archaeological resources within the park.

Yellowstone’s 150th anniversary is March 1st, 2022.

 

 

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