WPR News
11:05 am
Mon April 18, 2005

Bear Lodge vs. Devils Tower Still an Issue

Gillette, WY – A Native American organization is renewing the push to change the name of Devils Tower National Monument. It was a week ago that Devils Tower Superintendent Lisa Eckert scrapped the idea of incorporating the name "Bear Lodge" into the monument's title. But United Native America founder Mike Graham isn't giving up. He wants an outright name change to Bear Lodge National Monument. Graham hopes to rally every tribe associated with the area behind the cause. He says Native American views and religious beliefs have been trampled on for too long.