John Colter's Yellowstone National Park

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This version of the inauguration process of Yellowstone National Park outlines the impact the installment of Yellowstone had on the lives and lifestyle of its inhabiting and neighboring Native American tribes. John Colter, the first non-Indian to explore Yellowstone, was guided by the Crow, whom he set up a trade alliance with, to observe the many wonders the land contained. On his return to the east, many thought his stories, of geysers shooting heated water hundreds of feet in the air, were only meager fables and entitled the area in the west he described as Colter’s Hell. It would be almost 60 years later, after Colter’s expedition, that another brave explorer would wander into the sacred grounds. In 1872, Congress established Yellowstone

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