Bear Butte is a holy and spiritual site for lots of different tribes. It is also a Pilgrimage for Native Americans.
Leaders such as Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, and Sitting Bull made pilgrimages to Bear Butte over the years. In 1857, a council of many Indian nations gathered at Bear Butte to discuss the growing presence of white settlers in the Black Hills, which is located in the Western part of SD, close to Rapid City where I live.
We were feeling SUPER stir crazy this weekend and we had a "heat wave" (it was only freakin' 35* F) and so we took off to Bear Butte. Baktash had never been there before and it is so special. I really feel God there and that makes me stoked. I love how so many special and historical places are so accessible to us here in Rapid - Wounded Knee, The Badlands, Bear Butte, just to name a few really special places.
It is hard for us to live here in SD sometimes, but days like this one make it allright. and actually pretty rad. We try to make the best of it, and entertain ourselves. here are some shots from our lovely day: