The people associated with Devils Tower National Monument represent a mixture of cultures. They include Native Americans, military explorers, early conservationists and modern rock climbers. The stories that associate these people with the Tower are mystifying and entertaining, filled with sorrow and hope. Like the columns and boulders that comprise the Tower, each person adds their own unique perspective to the history of Devils Tower National Monument.
There are 27 tribes affiliated with Devils Tower; learn about some of these people, who they are, and why the Tower is important to them.
The US government sent several expeditions into the Black Hills during the late 1800s. These expeditions introduced the US to Devils Tower.
From Wyoming's first congressmen to powerful presidents, learn about those who helped to protect this area for future generations.
Once thought to be inaccessible to anything without wings, read about the brave (or crazy!) men and women who accomplished the impossible.
Last updated: April 22, 2019