Cole Messa

Cole Messa

Cole Messa is getting his Ph.D. through the Geology and Geophysics Department at the University of Wyoming. His research interests include isotope geochemistry and volcanology.

Map of how the Nez Perce traveled through Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park’s connection to the 1877 flight of the Nez Perce

By: and - July 19, 2022

Throughout its history, Yellowstone National Park has been frequented by numerous indigenous tribes. All of these groups have a unique and cherished tale bonding them with the land upon which Yellowstone sits, but perhaps one of the most harrowing and tragic stories is that of the Nez Perce, or Nimiipu. In the summer of 1877, […]