The big myth • Earth.com The big myth

MacDonald said, “The big myth about Yellowstone is that it’s a pristine wilderness untouched by humanity. Native Americans were hunting and gathering here for at least 11,000 years. They were pushed out by the government after the park was established.”The anthropologist went on to outline how the army was brought in to keep out the indigenous population. Meanwhile, the public was told that Native Americans had never lived here in the first place “because they were afraid of the geysers.” Photo credit: W. H. Jackson/Wikipedia/{{PD-US-expired}}

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