By William W. Slaughter
Camping out in Yellowstone, 1882 describes the park at a time while Yellowstone was once really an "out-back and past" experience.
Writing simply 5 years after the military chased the Nez Peirce Indians in the course of the region, and basically ten years after the park’s institution, Mary Richards presents a brilliant photograph of the undeveloped and untouristed Yellowstone Park: hearth gap Basin, giant sizzling Spring, decrease Falls, and the Excelsior Geyser, now defunct yet mightier on the time than outdated trustworthy. Augmented by means of twenty-eight modern pictures, this e-book bargains a interesting point of view for present-day Park lovers.
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In Hayden Valley, two groups of visitors encountered the Nez Perce. One party, headed by the colorful Earl of Dunraven (for whom Dunraven Pass is named), escaped without incident. The other group was not so lucky: they lost one member when they were ambushed while camping at Otter Creek. Before they left the park, the Nez Perce killed a second man from this touring party. The leaders of the Nez Perce, particularly Looking Glass, Poker Joe, and Chief Joseph, were very concerned about not harming civilians, since their fight was with the military.
See Robert E. Strahorn, Enchanted Land or An October Ramble Among the Geysers, Hot Springs, Lakes, Falls, and Canons of Yellowstone National Park (Omaha: New West Publishing, 1881), 6. 12 "Tyghee" Pass is now named "Targhee" Pass. The pass was named for a Bannock warrior/chief who was killed in 1871 or 1872 by Crow Indians. It was first spelled Tygee, then Ti-ge, and finally Targhee. Its altitude is 7,075 feet. " A few rude cabins erected by Sawtelle, one of the first pioneers, stand deserted on the north bank, although fear of the Indians has passed away.
There are many modern problems pressing upon Yellowstone: grizzly-bear and other wild habitat is being lost to development and logging that push against the park's boundaries, a New Age religious enclave desires to tap into geothermal wells, a Canadian mining company plans to open a massive gold mine just two Page xxxi miles northeast of the park (yes, the prospectors are still searching for wealth), and oil and gas exploration continues in the forests outside the park. Yet in the face of all these (and more) threats, a visit to Yellowstone National Park is still a journey into beautiful and relatively wild nature.
Camping Out In The Yellowstone by William W. Slaughter