Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center
On March 1, 2022, Yellowstone National Park commemorated 150 years as the world’s first national park. Yellowstone Forever and the National Park Service recognize that prior to being established as a national park, Yellowstone was the home of—and is still culturally significant to—many Tribal Nations. Currently, 27 Tribes are recognized as having cultural association with the park.
This summer, Yellowstone Forever alongside the National Park Service, is piloting the Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center. The Tribal Heritage Center will highlight Native American artists, scholars, and presenters, providing an opportunity for Indigenous peoples to directly engage visitors through formal and informal education.
The Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center will be located at the historic Haynes Photo Shop in the Old Faithful area. Beginning May 26, the Tribal Center will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily Tribal presentations will be held at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (times are subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control, to include Old Faithful eruptions). Beginning Monday, June 6, the Tribal Heritage Center bookstore will also be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tribal Heritage Center Schedule
Below find a full list of presenters, including each presenter’s Tribal affiliation and art form.
5/27- 5/28 Andrea Lopez, Maya Lopez, and Amanda Rambayon | Little Shell Chippewa | Beadwork
5/31-6/4 Patti Baldes | Northern Arapaho | Photography and painting, wearable art
6/7-6/11 Alex Romero | Oglala Lakota | Hide tanning, Lakota style moccasin making
6/14-6/18 Michael Fast Buffalo Horse | Blackfeet | Ledger art and Contemporary art
6/21-6/25 Kenneth Miller, Sr and Lyle Miller, Sr. | Crow Creek Sioux, Rosebud Sioux, Yankton Sioux | Traditional Lakota dance presentation
6/28-7/1 Candace Keahtigh | Kiowa, Northern Arapaho, Northern Cheyenne | Beadwork and regalia
7/5-7/9 Kelly Lookinghorse and Kaulouyah Lookinghorse | Oglala Lakota | Rawhide painting, moccasins and hand drums
7/12-7/16 Cedar Bulltail | Crow, Arikara, Hidatsa of the Three Affiliated Tribes | Beadwork, moccasins and natural plant use
7/19-7/20 Gwendolyn B. Carter | Nez Perce | Traditional foods demonstration
7/22-7/23 Darrah Perez | Blackfeet, Eastern Shoshone, Northern Arapaho | Story telling and Traditional Poetry
7/26-7/30 Brenda Rygg | Little Shell Chippewa | Ribbon Skirts
8/2-8/6 Evans Flammond Sr. | Oglala Lakota, Rosebud Sioux | Hide painting, and Ledger Art drawing techniques
8/10-8/13 Stacia Morfin | Nez Perce | Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) Experience
8/16-8/17 Jim Trueax | Little Shell Chippewa | Watercolor Painting
8/19-8/20 Mason Runs Through | Assiniboine | Storytelling with some drumming
8/25-8/27 April Martin | Northern Cheyenne | Storytelling and hands on demonstration with Sweetgrass
8/30-8/31 Theresa White | Coeur d’Alene | Nature photography and self-care
9/2-9/3 Modina Waters | Kiowa | Storytelling
9/6-9/10 Leanne Campbell | Coeur d’Alene | Columbia Plateau Basketry
9/13-9/14 Mariah Gladstone | Blackfeet | Traditional Indigenous Food
9/16-9/17 Harry Slickpoo Jr. | Nez Perce | Nez Perce stories – historical and legends
9/20-9/24 Susan Stewart | Crow | Beadwork, buffalo tallow, and other art
9/27-9/30 Corbin Dean Lefthand | Crow | Beadwork, hand game pieces