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Vogel State Park Vogel State Park is located at the base of Blood Mountain on US129.   Bull Sluice on the Chattooga River  Bull Sluice is a prominent rapid on the Chattooga River on the Georgia and South Carolina border which was featured in the film Deliverance. Its convenient location off of the US-76 bridge makes it a popular destination for whitewater rafters and kayakers. The…

The Indian Museum of North America

The Indian Museum of North America is home to an extraordinary collection of art and artifacts reflecting the diverse histories and cultures of the American Indian people. The museum, designed to complement the story being told in stone on the mountain, speaks eloquently to present and future generations about American Indian life. (Crazy Horse Memorial)

Crazy Horse Memorial

The Crazy Horse Memorial is a mountain monument complex that is under construction on privately held land in the Black Hills, in Custer County, South Dakota. It depicts Crazy Horse, an Oglala Lakota warrior, riding a horse and pointing into the distance. The memorial was commissioned by Henry Standing Bear, a Lakota elder, to be sculpted by Korczak Ziolkowski. It is operated by the Crazy Horse Memorial…

The Black Hills

The Black Hills  are a small, isolated mountain range in western South Dakota. The highest peak is Harney Peak, which rises to 7,244 feet. The name “Black Hills” is because of their dark appearance from a distance, as they were covered in trees. Native Americans have a long history in the Black Hills. After conquering the Cheyenne in 1776, the Lakota took over the territory of the…

Colter’s Hell

Yellowstone National Park is a national park located primarily in Wyoming.  It was established by the U.S. Congress  on March 1, 1872. Yellowstone, widely held to be the first national park in the world, is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular features in the park. History Native Americans have lived in the Yellowstone region for…

Bear Lodge, Devils Tower

Devils Tower     The Lakota name is “Bear Lodge”. The Arapaho call it the “Brown Buffalo Horn”.  Devil’s Tower is an igneous intrusion rising 1267 feet about the surrounding land. The summit is 5114 feet. American Indian tribes Arapaho, Crow, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Shoshone all have ties to Devil’s Tower. Devil’s Tower goes by…

The Big Horns Mountains

The Big Mountains are halfway between the Black Hills of South Dakota and Yellowstone National Park making it a great place to explore.  Two highways travel over the Big Horns which are extremely steep then leveling at the terrace topped mountains. Located in northern central Wyoming, the Big Horns form a wall dividing Wyoming in…