Since the early Middle Ages the sign of the swastika was well established among all Slavic lands.
A number of legends describe the origin of Devils Tower. Their prayers for help were heeded as the rock carried them upward to safety. The claws of the leaping bears left furrowed columns in the sides of the ascending tower.
Ultimately, the rock grew so high that the girls reached the sky where they were transformed into the constellation known as Pleiades.
Recognizing its unique characteristics, Congress designated the area a U. My brother Dave and I were really quite fortunate to have mostly bright, sunshiny days for our adventures. Not so, however, on the day we visited Devils Tower.
There was a low cloud cover that obscured the top of the tower, and a drizzly mist was falling throughout the time we were there. We did put on the rain gear for the must see 1.
It starts across the parking area from the Visitor Center. A short, steep section leads you to a junction where you can go either way to walk around the base. The trail goes through ponderosa pine forest and the talus field of fallen boulders.
Evidence of periodic prescribed burning can be seen within the forest, the last in I did manage to get a few pictures as we approached the tower from miles away on Hwy 24, and from the Tower Trail. Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments area below the gallery.Place names in the West can be powerfully suggestive of history, but they can also be very unreliable; Devils Tower for instance.
To the Indians this singular occurrence of dramatically upthrust rock marked the dwelling place of bears, hence Mateo Tepee or Bear Lodge. The phrase Mateo Teepee, or Mato Tipi, of Lakota origin, usually trans- lated as Bear's Lodge or Bear's Teepee, is often used to refer to the American Indian name of the Tower.
"Mateo Tepee" Towering over feet above the beautiful Belle Fourche River stands a magnificent structure in northeast Wyoming. The shape of this structure is that of a huge tree stump.
The base of this structure is over feet in diameter, while the top tapers to a foot diameter. The Lakotas called it Mateo Tepee, "Grizzly Bear Lodge." The Kiowas called it Tsoai, "Rock Tree." Devils Tower is a great monolith that rises high above the timber of the Black Hills.
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