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The human history of the Yellowstone region goes back more than 11,000 years. From about 11,000 years ago to the very recent past, many groups of Native Americans used the park as their homes, hunting grounds, and transportation routes. These traditional uses of Yellowstone lands continued until a little over 200 years ago when the first people of European descent found their way into the park. In 1872 a country that had not yet seen its first centennial established Yellowstone as the first national park in the world. A new concept was born and with it a new way for people to preserve and protect the best of what they had for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations. More History
At the heart of Yellowstone’s past, present, and future lies volcanism. Catastrophic volcanic eruptions occurred here
- About 2 million years ago,
- then 1.2 million years ago,
- and then again 600,000 years ago.