Drawn to Yellowstone

  • Published on: 14 June 2017
  • In association with Wyoming PBS, Raechel Donahue of Wild West Productions has produced, written and directed a documentary loosely based on the Peter Hassrick book "Drawn to Yellowstone," the story of how the art of Thomas Moran and the photography of William H. Jackson were used to persuade Congress to make Yellowstone into the world's first national park. Beginning with the native Americans who frequented the area, through the early expeditions in the 1800s and eventually traveling up to the present day, scholars and artists tell the story of this amazing 2.5 million acre wilderness and the incredible pull it has always held for artists of every kind.
  • Runtime : 56:56
  • Yellowstone National Park Thomas Moran William H. Jackson Raechel Donahue Peter Hassrick Drawn to Yellowstone WyomingPBS


    L1BT4RDSB3D4MN3D   1 days ago

    On the second painting...1893. maybe ๐Ÿค” just Maybe he was just old and couldn't make the tight brush strokes? Or perhaps he was paid for it a head of time and it's a sequel....A redip and not as pure. So he rolled through it as an old man would beat out a letter screaming to the end on his typewriter.

  • Kelly Albertson
    Kelly Albertson   1 weeks ago

    I went a couple of days b4 the big fire then about 6 yrs after.. even though the devistated desature that caused it was amazing how mother nature had started repairing it... Got to see every animal there for the exception of the wolves.. but rare to see l also got to see a momma bear and her cubs.. anyone wanting a breath taking vacation you couldn't go wrong

    PINK CHAMPAGNE   1 weeks ago

    The way Moran painted with moving things around, artists have done it for centuries, and still do.

  • James Sveinsson
    James Sveinsson   3 weeks ago

    So theyโ€™re giving this artist grief but like any entertainer his product sells itself

  • Jake Goodwin
    Jake Goodwin   1 months ago

    But what about all the People who Go Missing in National Parks. Don't u think that's more Important than this Mindless Crap?

  • Silver Tiger
    Silver Tiger   1 months ago

    Photography was considered an art ever since it was invented. However once digital cameras were invented photography began it's 30 year decline from art to graphics. Now everyone thinks they are photographer/artists. Very few modern picture takers are artists. Most photos today are nothing but crappola. Definitely not art. Art photography is not dead, but with so many cellphone cameras in use it has become much more difficult to find the art in photography.

  • Eric Kona Peper
    Eric Kona Peper   3 months ago

    We are Native Americans. First Nation. Indigenous. Not Indian. Please donโ€™t argue anymore unless youโ€™re an Elder itโ€™s not Indian anymore. We let our Elders do whatever they want. Please respect our Lives like others who donโ€™t want to be called the names given to them by The White Man. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸฆŒ

  • Lori Sharpe
    Lori Sharpe   3 months ago

    Full filled a childhood dream by making it there this past summer. I will return again .. and again.. and again. Amazing!!

  • Mario Fernandes
    Mario Fernandes   3 months ago


  • Paul Wilton
    Paul Wilton   3 months ago

    Wyoming and npr are a contradiction of terms

  • Louis Poole
    Louis Poole   3 months ago

    Question! What's heating that water underground? Just asking!

  • Angel Leon
    Angel Leon   3 months ago

    I went to the park two weeks ago and it was so worth it. 16 hour drive there and back

  • Sandy Leonard
    Sandy Leonard   3 months ago

    I was there in 2006, it was so wonderful!!! This painting is of Artistโ€™s Paint Point canyon!!!!

  • Tom Barnes
    Tom Barnes   3 months ago

    When I finally got to visit The Park I was struck by the eye and then my heart. I love Yellowstone!

  • 460spectra
    460spectra   4 months ago

    Background was awesome Steve , after all itโ€™s there home and they sound like big dogs playing lol

  • sol cutta
    sol cutta   4 months ago

    U wouldn't get me here in the land of the missing..u can tout ur tourist take as much as Iike...rest if us know it's magical all right...great in making people disappear.

  • Robin M. Orosz
    Robin M. Orosz   4 months ago

    I have witnessed the beauty of Our Father's creation,the wonderment of colors,and wildlife that supports such wonderment.America the Beatiful. ๐Ÿ˜

  • Jerry Rupe
    Jerry Rupe   4 months ago

    These were good the 1st or even 2nd time but they play on auto play after everything I watch. Completely different genre of show but it always plays. I had to dislike hoping it will stop auto play from continuing to play it.

  • Joseph Bowles
    Joseph Bowles   4 months ago

    This is the beginning of the end of real freedom for everyone even the Indians now weโ€™re trapped in the machine that they created that we have no choice but to be a part of taxes land you just canโ€™t go and live on without paying for you canโ€™t get away from it there is no true freedom think about it itโ€™s truly sickening what was created!

  • Mary Pettyfer
    Mary Pettyfer   4 months ago

    Enjoyed this interesting ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ‘

  • Deep Sky
    Deep Sky   4 months ago

    love it when white people find something that's been around for thousands of years and name it after themselves

  • Savage Outdoors
    Savage Outdoors   4 months ago

    That one man charging to get in the park is named Uncke Sam !!!!

  • ian bracewell
    ian bracewell   4 months ago

    HI Cam ,firstly i love your videos and your attitude to life ,and i agree if youve got nothing nice to say dont say anything.Cheers from England,youll love where im from....Worcestershire...Good luck with that.....xx

  • Nunyore
    Nunyore   5 months ago

    Anybody hear mice & crickets in the back ground ?

  • Sarah Strong
    Sarah Strong   5 months ago

    Super documentary, thankyou. Quite inspiring. Gave me some ideas about how to approach landscape art.

  • Rob salinas
    Rob salinas   5 months ago

    How do people give this video a thumbs down..The video is very informative and Illustrated ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ