A place unlike any other.
Yellowstone's history dates back more than 11,000 year. For thousands of years before the park was even established people would gather there to fish, hunt, gather plants and use the thermal waters for religious and medicinal purposes.All the history and stories of Yellowstone are preserved in archaeological sites. During the little ice age, tribal stories of the Kiowa tribe place their ancestors here from C.E. 1400 to 1700. The sites hold information on religion, activities and more. These archaeological sites are now used to study those that were here in the past. European Americans didn't begin to arrive and explore until the early 1800s. The Yellowstone National Park however wasn't established until 1872. Shortly after that in 1883 the railroad was built which made visitor access a lot easier.