Devils tower got its name when Col. Richard I. Dodge, a commander of military, misinterpreted the Native American name as Bad God’s Tower. When they went back to try a correct it, the corrections were disregarded and the name was never changed. Afterwards, Devils Tower was going to renamed Bear Lodge, or Home of the Bear. The consideration for the name change was due to the story about the tower. The story was that two girl were being chased by a bear but during the charge the bear lost its grip and slid down the side of the tower, giving it the parallel lines that it has today.