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Ken Sims

Ken Sims

Ken Sims is an isotope geology professor at the University of Wyoming. His educational goal is to prepare students to understand and safely manage the Earth and its resources for the future. He strives to provide an educational environment where students can learn to think, conduct research, apply their knowledge, and achieve success in a rapidly changing world.

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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, […]