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Milkyway above Devils Tower

Milkyway above Devils Tower

Nigh landscape at Devils Tower, the Wyoming's Bear Lodge Butte in Crook County, Wyoming.

Devils Tower is a butte, possibly laccolithic, composed of igneous rock in the Bear Lodge Ranger District of the Black Hills, near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County, northeastern Wyoming, above the Belle Fourche River. It rises 386m above the Belle Fourche River. The summit is 1559m. above sea level.

The name Devil's Tower originated in 1875 during an expedition led by Colonel Richard Irving Dodge, when his interpreter reportedly misinterpreted a native name to mean "Bad God's Tower".
Native American names for the monolith include: "Bear's House" or "Bear's Lodge" or "Bear's Tipi", "Home of the Bear", "Bear's Lair"; Cheyenne, Lakota Matȟó Thípila, Crow Daxpitcheeaasáao "Home of Bears", "Aloft on a Rock" (Kiowa), "Tree Rock", "Great Gray Horn", and "Brown Buffalo Horn" (Lakota Ptehé Ǧí).

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