July 6, 2022

Within the Eighteen Nineties, Mormons got here to Jackson Gap. 

The homesteaders arrived from Idaho, 300 miles west, having been tasked by leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to broaden their neighborhood’s rising foothold within the area. They settled due east of Blacktail Butte, a landform rising from Wyoming’s fertile Jackson Gap valley in what we now name Grand Teton Nationwide Park. Europeans, nonetheless, had began to colonize the Teton space a long time earlier, by means of the 1830s, at which level many Indigenous peoples — together with the Shoshone, Bannock, Blackfoot, Crow, Flathead, Gros Ventre and Nez Perce tribes — occupied the land.