Long before America came into being, the Native Americans and Native Alaskans were the stewards of the rocks and rivers, the canyons and cliffs, the wildlife and plant life. They respected and revered the wondrous beauty and natural bounty of the American West, California and Alaska. Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Glacier National Park and Olympic National Park – these places were sacred to the Native peoples of America. And their history and stories are forever linked. With the help of our expert guides, you learn more about these fascinating people and their cultures.
Children and adults alike thrill to the opportunity to climb through Ancestral Pueblo or Anasazi cliff dwellings, using the same hand and footholds that the residents used more than 500 years ago to return home. Pictographs – drawings or paintings made on rocks – and petroglyphs – images carved into the rock – offer a visual connection to the events and lives of Native Americans long ago. Or get a glimpse into how these traditions are honored today when you get face-to-face with storytellers or artisans.