Sundance Travel Guide

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Sundance Overview

I thought those pictures looked familiar. Sundance which I visited in 2004 on the infamous trip to Sturgis was named for nearby Sundance Mountain where the Lakota and their allies held a religious ceremony each summer. Festivities lasted several weeks and centered around a four-day period in which young men fasted, prayed, blew whistles made of eagle bones, waited for visions, and danced around a ceremonial altar pole adorned with an eagle nest and a buffalo skull(sound like a TravBuddy Meet-Up??). The sun dance was an important communal and religious event, and forms of it are still practiced by some Plains Indian groups.
Sundance is also the town where Harry Longabaugh-the Sundance Kid. He was convicted of horse theft and served out his term in the local county jail, since the state penitentiary was full. The county museum has some interesting memorabilia highlighting the celebrated outlaw's career.
Major claim to fame proximity to Devils Tower- Elevation: 5,112 feet (1,558 meters)
Location: Black Hills, Wyoming, United States.
First Ascent: First ascent by William Rogers and W.L. Ripley via a wooden ladder, July 4, 1893. First technical climbing ascent by Fritz Wiessner, Lawrence Coveney, and William P. House, June 28, 1937.

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