Yellowstone Park Wildlife Guide

Native Americans of the Yellowstone Region

Yellowstone’s Native American Indian traditions can be observed throughout the park, most notably at one of several Indian reservations, where you can watch powwows and learn about local legend and history.

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Attend a Powwow

Powwows serve to preserve the rich heritage of Native American culture and allow tribal members to participate in traditional rituals. Read More...

Bighorn Medicine Wheel

Bighorn Medicine Wheel

While traveling in Wyoming, plan a stop at the Bighorn Medicine Wheel. Read More...

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Chief Washakie: Great Leader of the Shoshone people

Chief Washakie earned a reputation that lives on to this day-fierce warrior, skilled politician and diplomat, great leader of the Shoshone people, friend to white men. Read More...

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Come to Pocatello

The Pocatello area continues to serve as a gateway to the intermountain West, thus earning it the nickname “Gate City.” Read More...

Shoshoni Tipis Sheepeater Tribe

Discover Unknown Yellowstone: Sheepeater Tribe Legend

Yellowstone was the permanent home of one Native American tribe: the Sheepeaters, so-called for their primary food source, bighorn sheep. There’s just one problem: None of that turns out to be true. Read More...

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Experience Wind River Country, Wy

Powwows, two casinos, and pioneer history. As the southeast gateway to Yellowstone and the Tetons, Wind River Country offers exceptional attractions that can’t be found anywhere else. Read More...

Cheyenne Reservation

Visit a Native American Reservation

Native American history flourishes in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, where a dozen Indian reservations are located. Read More...

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Visit Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota

This South Dakota landmark honors Crazy Horse, the legendary Lakota leader, and his people. Read More...

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Visit Fort Hall Reservation

Established by the Fort Bridger Treaty of 1868 as a 1.8-million acre homeland for the four distinct bands of Shoshone and one Northern Paiute band, the Bannock, that once inhabited this region. Read More...

Little Bighorn Memorial

Yellowstone Country Is Indian Country

Yellowstone National Park area is full of Indian lore and reservations to explore. Read More...

Top Ten Things to do in Yellowstone

1. Take a Hike

To explore Yellowstone’s wild side, get off the beaten path and onto the park’s 1,300-mile trail system. Read More...

2. Watch Geysers Erupt

Yellowstone is the largest active geyser field in the world. Read More...

3. Go Rafting

Looking for an escape from the summer heat? Can’t beat a whitewater rafting adventure! Read More...

4. Experience the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone is breathtaking! Read More...

5. Attend a Powwow

Powwows serve to preserve the rich heritage of Native American culture and allow tribal members to participate in traditional rituals. Read More...

6. Go Horseback Riding in Yellowstone

No other activity fulfills the Western dream for families visiting this region like a horseback ride. Read More...

7. Go Camping

One of the best ways to experience the Yellowstone region is by spending a night or more under the stars. Read More...

8. Watch a Rodeo

Every town in Yellowstone country has a rodeo. Try Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cody Nite Rodeo, Rock Springs’ Red Desert Rodeo or Lander’s Pioneer Days Rodeo. Read More...

9. Catch a Fish

Fishing in Yellowstone is an experience that compares with few other places on earth. Read More...

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