Donate to the Original Peoples of Yellowstone!

Yellowstone, a National Park in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, is renowned for its stunning natural splendor, including megafauna like buffalo and elk, stunning lakes and rivers, and the Old Faithful geyser. But for centuries before its discovery and population by outsiders, this paradise was home exclusively to several Indigenous Peoples, many of whom still live in the area.

Please use the donation form to the right to help fund the sacred defense of Indigenous communities associated with Yellowstone — and click Read More below to learn more about its original inhabitants. When you contribute $100 or more, we'll include a trial membership to the Lakota People's Law Project!

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In alphabetical order, here are peoples we understand to be traditionally associated with the lands occupied by Yellowstone National Park:

Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation

Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Coeur D'Alene Tribe

Comanche Nation

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

Crow Tribe of Montana

Eastern Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe

Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana

Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma

Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

Nez Perce Tribe

Northern Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation

Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation

Oglala Sioux Tribe

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation

Spirit Lake Tribe

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

Yankton Sioux Tribe