Sundance, Wyoming

Historical Site

Vore Buffalo Jump. Phone: 307-283-1192. E-mail
One of the world's premier archeological sites is located at the edge of the northern Black Hills in Wyoming. For over three hundred years, Plains Indian groups stampeded bison over the rim and into a deep natural "sink hole" at the site which is now called the Vore Buffalo Jump. It was one of the most effective means available to the Indians to procure the buffalo which were their primary food and the source of many other materials used in their cultures. It is believed that up to 20,000 of the shaggy bison were trapped at this one location.

Museums and Exhibits

Crook County Museum. 309 Cleveland Street, Sundance, WY 82729. Phone: 307-283-3666.

National Forest

Black Hills National Forest. Bearlodge Ranger District - 121 S. 21st Street, Sundance, Hulett, WY 82729. Phone: 307-283-1361; Fax: 307-283-3727.

National Monument

Devils Tower: America's First National Monument. PO Box 10, Devils Tower, WY 82714. Phone: 307-467-5283; Fax: 307-467-5350.

President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Devils Tower the first national monument in 1906. Also known as Bears Lodge, it is a sacred site for many American Indians. The Visitor Center is open mid spring through fall. Interpretive exhibits explain the geologic, natural, and cultural history of the area. Also home of the Circle of Sacred Smoke Sculpture.

Related Web Sites

Wyoming Tales and Trails
This site is devoted almost exclusively to the history of Wyoming as told through photographs.

State Park

Keyhole State Park. 22 Marina Road, Moorcroft, WY 82721. Phone: 307-756-3596.

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