The First 50 Years In 1956, Devils Tower National Monument celebrated its 50th birthday. A Park Service historian used that occasion to record a history of Devils Tower. This document is rather long - CLICK for an unedited text only -- printer friendly -- version.
Devils Tower - Sacred to Plains Tribes
A review of the ethnographic literature demonstrates that Devils Tower was a sacred area for several Plains Tribes, and that it is considered an important landmark in tribal narratives. First Stories - In Their Own Words In the 1930's, the importance of Devils Tower to many Plains Indians was recorded in first person narratives.