History & Culture

A black and white image of a distinctive sandstone bluff.
Mitchell Pass and Scotts Bluff, as seen in 1935.


From various tribes of Native Americans living and travelling through the area, to our modern towns with populations made of many different cultures, Scotts Bluff has served as a landmark for a huge diversity of peoples. Visit the pages below to learn about some of the people, places, and stories associated with Scotts Bluff National Monument.

A watercolor painting depicts a Native Americans and emigrants at the edge of a river.

Learn about the groups and individuals who have unique connections to Scotts Bluff.

A colored sketch of a sandstone pillar.

Learn about some of the nearby places that connect to the stories of Scotts Bluff.

A black and white photo of people gathered below a sandstone bluff.

Read a few of the many stories associated with this famous landmark on the North Platte River.

A book titled "Scotts Bluff", rests on a section of three-dimensional map.
Scotts Bluff National Monument Handbook

Peruse the Scotts Bluff Handbook for more detailed information about the history of Scotts Bluff National Monument.

Last updated: March 22, 2023

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