In this episode, we hear the perspectives of three influential leaders from three different tribes: Jason Baldes (Eastern Shoshone), Lynnette Grey Bull (Northern Arapahoe & Hunkpapa Lakota), and Len Necefer (Navajo).

Each will offer their perspective on the through-line from past to present and into the future. We will notice that in many ways this line finds its way following efforts of education, coalition building, and healing.

The stories of Native Americans have long been erased in tellings of the history of the United States and in histories of Jackson Hole. 

In the first of two episodes, we ask: How do we and how should we understand this violent and complicated history? What is true and what is false? And where does the legal relationship between the United States and North American Tribes stand today?

How can we move forward in telling a more accurate story of this landscape today?

The controversial creation of Grand Teton National Park is the beginning of the culture that still dominates Jackson Hole today: outdoor recreation and aesthetic experience of nature.

In this episode, we ask: What is there to do when the same activities that allow people to enjoy the land are also leading to its degradation? Should wealth equate to decision-making power in regards to environmental management? And how do we combat the tendency for cultures of leisure to become cultures of apathy?