Monday, July 10, 2017
Sacred to the Lakota, the Inyan Kara Mountain is located in the Black Hills of Wyoming. It is said to be a particularly sacred place for women in childbirth and towering at 6,638 feet it stands apart from the surrounding Black Hills. The name means “rock gatherer” and you can visit it today, though permission is necessary to cross on private lands.
General Custer visited the peak in 1874 and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. If you have the opportunity to visit the Sacred Mountain, you will be connected with history in a unique way – first with the native Lakota and then with the general who made conquering the Wild West a topic of household conversation.