The stories of Devils Tower National Monument are as varied as the columns which form the massive monolith. The oldest stories are told by the rocks themselves, helping scientists unravel the geologic mystery of the formation. Although oral histories passed down by American Indians explain other viewpoints of the Tower's creation, their importance lies in created a link between the place and the people.
More recently come stories of local white Americans and their relationship with the Tower. They are found in the early days of park service management and the first people to climb to the Tower's summit. Today, people continue to evoke their own connections to the park, whether it be through stories of the past or finding their own story as they experience this place.