#99Problems #DevilsTowerisone

The bans of climbing during the duration of June leads some climbers to believe that officials are showing priority for one religion over the other, breaking the first amendment.

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How did the Devil's Tower get its name?

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The Devil's Tower is the location in Wyoming.

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The problem with Devils Tower is that climbers continue to use the site through the whole year despite the ban put on it in June. The climbers may or may not know the restriction, but seem to be careless to the ceremonial events taking place involving tower. The importance of the ban on the tower during the month of June is that it is known as a sacred place for many Native American tribes.

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There are numerous religions associated with the Devil’s Tower. Of those religions they were all indigenous. The ceremonies, practices, and stories involving have been happening for generations. The Native Americans, such as the Lkota, Crow and Chippewa tribes, who are native to the area are the ones who have carried out these traditions.

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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.

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There is no clear solution for this issue. For now, the ban should be enforced so that the people who do use the site for religious regions will still be able to. After doing my research, I learn this is tradition for them and they should not have to alter a part of their culture because other people no longer want them to do what they have been doing for years.

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By: Cierra Hopkins & Erika Reyes