Close Encounters of the Third Kind made Devils Tower a pop culture phenomenon, and for good reason, as it's one of the more mysterious national parks. Rising 1,267 feet above the Belle Fourche River, Devils Tower has long been a beacon, attracting people and capturing their imaginations since prehistoric times.
President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Devils Tower America's first national monument on September 24, 1906. Historically, many tribes of the Great Plains and Black Hills regions had connections with the area. Today, there are over two dozen tribes associated with the Tower site. The names ascribed by the various nations for the Tower also display similar variations. In modern English, they are translated as "Bear's Lodge," "Bear's Tipi," "Tree Rock," "Grey Horn Butte," and more. Learn more at https://www.nps.gov/…/le…/historyculture/americanindians.htm
Image: The massive tower at Devils Tower National Monument-Official NPS site, Wyoming. NPS