Northeast Wyoming is home to our nation's first national monument, Devil's Tower, a 1,280 foot high cluster of rock columns in the shape of a stump. This sturdy piece of landscape is 1,000 feet wide at its base and 275 feet wide at the top, has played a significant role in Native American legends and folklore.
Northeast Wyoming was the heart of Indian Territory; with Crow, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other Indian groups calling this prosperous land home. In the 1800s, it was a place of conflict between Indian and white man, settlers and ranchers. The land was rich with wildlife; elk, deer, buffalo, and antelope provided a livelihood for the inhabitants of the land. Treaties were signed and promises made, but they often were broken by white men traveling to Montana in pursuit of gold.
Rich with beautiful landscape, Northeast Wyoming showcases the Big Horn Mountains on its western border and the Thunder Basin National Grassland to the south. Another natural attraction that Northeast Wyoming offers is the Powder River. With plenty of fishing and hunting, it's a great place to go camping and to experience the great outdoors.
There are many dude ranches that offer a look into the cowboy lifestyle. If you would like to get in touch with the area's archaeological history, the Vore Buffalo Jump is definitely a sight to see. This natural sinkhole served as a bison trap for five different tribes from 1500 to 1800 A.D. An estimated 10,000 bison were trapped there during the 300 year span.
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Moon Wyoming (Moon Handbooks) by Carter G. Walker. Discover what Wyoming has to offer, everything from the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks to sophisticated cities like Jackson Hole. Unique trip ideas, maps and photographs are also included in this book. Order now...
Frommer's Montana and Wyoming, 8th Edition by Eric Peterson. All the highlights, from Yellowstone, Glacier, and Grand Teton National Parks to small old-west towns. Also get in-depth advice on planning an active vacation to the area, recommendations on planning a successful family vacation; and how to make the most of your time in the West. Order now...
Wyoming Off the Beaten Path, 7th: A Guide to Unique Places by Michael McCoy. Wyoming Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience--if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales. Order now...
Wyoming Road & Recreation Atlas, 2nd Edition by Benchmark. Benchmark's field-checked Landscape Maps clearly depict the terrain, and pinpoint the many backroads that crisscross the state. The Recreation Guide lists the many outstanding recreation opportunities by category, with accompanying Public Lands maps. Order now...
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