Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center opens featuring Indigenous arts, scholars, performers

Yellowstone National Park

The Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center has opened to the public for the season.

Located in the Old Faithful area, the center is a space where Indigenous artists, scholars and presenters from the 27 associated Tribes of Yellowstone National Park directly engage with visitors through demonstrations and discussions. Now in its second year, the center is a partnership between the National Park Service and Yellowstone Forever, with Tribal consultation.

During the 2023 season, 37 presenters from 18 associated Tribes will engage with Yellowstone visitors through formal and informal education. Presentations will include photography, beadwork, moccasin making, dancing, storytelling, quillwork and more.

“Many Tribal Nations have a continuous presence in the area now known as Yellowstone National Park,” said Alyssa McGeeley, Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center coordinator, and member of the Muscogee Tribe from Oklahoma. “The Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center is a space where Indigenous people from the 27 Tribes associated with the park share the resiliency of their people with visitors from all over the world as artists, educators and culture bearers.”

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The Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center will remain open through Oct. 14. The center is centrally located

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