Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center

In 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.

Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center is a space where Indigenous artists, scholars, and presenters from the 27 associated Tribes of Yellowstone National Park directly engage with visitors through formal and informal education. The center is a partnership between the National Park Service and Yellowstone Forever, with Tribal consultation.

During the 2023 season, 34 presenters from 16 associated Tribes directly engaged with Yellowstone visitors through formal and informal education. Presentations included photography, beadwork, moccasin making, dancing, storytelling, quillwork, and more.

Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center is centrally located in the Old Faithful area between the Old Faithful Lodge and the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. Beginning Monday, May 20, 2024, the center will be open to the public for the summer season and run through Friday, October 11.

*The 2024 schedule of presenters will be announced soon. 

The Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center operates each year through the generosity of corporate partners, grants, and individuals. Thank you!

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2023 Artists, Creators, Presenters, and Cultural Demonstrations