Yellowstone pilgrimage in 1866 by Jesuit ‘Black Robe’ Missionary

Yellowstone pilgrimage in 1866 by Jesuit ‘Black Robe’ Missionary

A Piegan hunting party took the Jesuit missionary Francis Kuppens to Yellowstone in 1866. Awestruck by the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, amazed by the steaming fountains of geysers erupting skyward and the brilliant colors of scalding hot springs, the young Black Robe understood the glory of a God who had created such a magical and mysterious land of wonders. ♨

White privilege in the national parks: remaking parks as inclusive spaces

White privilege in the national parks: remaking parks as inclusive spaces

Can we move away from the master narratives of white privilege in our parks? Can we begin thinking of our park system as places of reconciliation? Can they become spaces for listening to what the myriad voices—human, natural, spiritual—have to teach us? Can we move from narratives of conquest to queries of connectiveness?