Devils Tower National Monument
Devil's Tower National Monument Travel Blog› entry 15 of 20 › view all entries
Today was our chance to see the first National Monument. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed
Native American's consider Devil's Tower a sacred place, and have several legends on how it was formed. One story tells of seven sisters playing in the woods who encountered a bear. They ran to a small rock where they stood upon it and prayed, "Please take pity on us rock and save us from the bear." The rock touched by their faith took pity on the girls and grew into the sky. The bear tried to climb up the rock, digging its claws into the sides, carving them as he slid down, until he broke all of his claws off and crashed to the ground. The seven sisters were then taken into the sky by the Great Spirit. Today if you look up in the night sky you can still see the seven sisters, they are the seven stars of Pleiades Cluster. The rock also remains as Devil's Tower.