The Devil's Tower

  • Legends From Around The World
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Located in Northeastern Wyoming (US), the iconic ''image'' of the geographical feature – known as ''The Devil's Tower'' (it's name coming from it's often Red hue when The Sun's rays hit the rock at certain times) is somewhat well known in The World. Popularized by the Classic 1977 Film ''Close Encounters of The Third Kind'', The Tower is nearly 1,300-feet tall. It is made of Igneous Rock (composite) and was so honored by being made into one of America's first National Parks by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. The Tower is well known to local Native Americas as well, for a very unusual tale of just ''how'' The Devil's Tower ''came to be''. As The Legend goes, a group of Native American Girls (Maidens), were gathering food in the forest. Suddenly, they were stalked by a Giant Bear. They Girls, facing death – prayed to The ''Great Spirit'' for help. Suddenly, the ground began to shake, and rose straight up into the air. But The Bear was undeterred. He continued to claw and claw at the sides of the newly created Plateau, carving deep furrows with His claws on the sides. This is why to this day, the distinctive features can still be seen on The Devil's Tower.