Today was a pretty fun and interesting day. Gazette reporter Lorna Thackeray and I went out out to Deer Medicine Rocks near Lame Deer. We were out there to cover the ceremony which added the site to the list of National Historic Landmarks. The sandstone formations are considered sacred grounds and is the site where the Lakota and Cheyenne warriors performed a Sundance prior to the Battle at Little Bighorn. During the ceremony Sitting Bull received a vision where he foresaw the defeat of General George Custer at Little Bighorn. There are pictographs on the walls of the rocks that date back thousands of years up to recent times including ones created by US soldiers who were in the area during the Indian Wars. The formation is on private land so it is usually inaccessible, so I feel pretty lucky that I was able to go out there and see this amazing site. If you would like to see more shots of the pictographs and of the ceremony you see them on a gallery that I shot for the Gazette.
Most of the ones below are HDR’s that I shot of Deer Medicine Rocks.