Yosemite National Park
The Awhanechee are the American Indian people who lived in the Yosemite Valley when the first settlers made contact during the early 1800s. After conflict with the settlers, Chief Tenaya led his people to eastern California, though the valley is still called Awhanee by the Awhanechee. Some settlers became leaders in the conservation movement, and integral to the federal protection lobby. Later, in the 1960s, the area became a destination for rock climbing. Notable climbers like Yvon Chouinard, Royal Robbins, and Ron Kauk designated routes that are still classics today.