The earliest detailed map of Yellowstone was likely a collaboration between Jesuit missionary Pierre-Jean De Smet and mountain man Jim Bridger. ♨
Recent posts about mountain man Joe Meek’s first summer fur trapping in 1829, which put him among the earliest of non-indigenous people to enter Yellowstone.
Recent posts about Custer’s defeat at the Little Bighorn; western mountain Indians traveling to St. Louis in 1831 to ask for religion; and religion in Yellowstone National Park. ♨
Recent posts that include an imaginative creation story of Yellowstone National Park inspired by scientific understandings of the universe; and two poems about silence, an early attempt and a recent composition. ♨
Recent posts that review Kaniksu: Stories of the Northwest by Thomas F. Lacy, an engaging memoir of the Kaniksu of northern Idaho and the Lolo of western Montana in the 1920s and 1930s; and our monthly pilgrimage to Poplar Tree Lake in Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park to view the full moon rising ♨
Spider rock stands as a two-headed spire that rests motionless on its ancient pedestal, like petrified arms stretching upward toward the canyon’s rim. Inside Canyon de Chelly on the Navajo Nation, the lithic monument figures into Diné mythic history. ♨