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Devils Tower NM

Devils Tower

(Carlile Jct WY) Devils Tower rises 1,280ft above the Belle Fourche River and can be seen for miles around. It was the first national monument established in 1906. Sacred to natives, and called by them Bear Lodge, or similar names. They have tried to have the name changed, as the current one implies traits opposite […]

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Little Bighorn Battlefield

Little Bighorn Battlefield

(Crow Agency MT) The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument commemorates the last great skirmish won by the natives during the Indian Wars, and the site of Custer’s Last Stand. The Visitor Center explained the history leading up to the pivital battle. A paved road wound through the hills where key movements and clashes took place. […]

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El Camino Real

(nr San Antonio NM) Went to see the El Camino Real International Heritage Center. They had artifacts, photographs, documents and research tracing the history and importance of the trade route that was used for centuries by natives, latinos and gringos. There was a museum, gift shop, and patio with views of the Jornada del Muerto […]

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