Donate to the Original Peoples of Bear Lodge (Devils Tower)

Devils Tower, a national monument in Wyoming, is renowned for its stunning natural splendor, famously invoked in media including "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." But for centuries before its discovery and population by outsiders, this was a significant sacred site for Indigenous Peoples, many of whom still live close by on the Great Plains. The Lakota call it "Bear Lodge," and other tribes have other names — and stories about — this spectacular mountain.

Please use the donation form to the right to help fund the sacred defense of Indigenous communities associated with Devils Tower — and click Read More below to learn more about its original inhabitants. When you contribute $100 or more, we'll include a trial membership to the Lakota People's Law Project!

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In alphabetical order, here are peoples we understand to traditionally be associated with the lands occupied by "Devils Tower":