Bear Butte State Park

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E Hwy 79, Sturgis, SD, USA

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Sacred Site in the Black Hills of SD Jun 16, 2009
Bear Butte formed millions of years ago from igneous rock.Bear Butte is a site sacred to many Native American Tribes, especially those of the Cheyenne and Lakota people.

The mountain is still the site for many traditional religious ceremonies, so don't be surprised to see an abundance of small and colorful cloths and tobacco ties hanging from trees as prayer offerings.

Their Education Center has displays about the geology and history of the mountain, along with exhibits about the cultural beliefs of the Northern Plains Indians. Very interesting!

The Summit Trail passes by Bear Butte and goes 1,000 feet in elevation. Its a great view, you can see the surrounding states! Camping and fishing are available nearby as well!
Bear Butte near Sturgis, SD
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