Bighorn Mountains


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Bighorn Mountains,

range of the Rocky Mts., N central Wyo., extending c.120 mi (190 km) N into S Montana, E of the Bighorn River. Cloud Peak, 13,165 ft (4,013 m), is the highest point. The glaciated mountain range contains Bighorn National Forest.
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In exchange, they were guaranteed the western part of present-day South Dakota as a reservation and the use of vast hunting grounds that extended west to the Bighorn Mountains.
The hotel's story began in 1879, when a mule driver working for Fort McKinney pitched his tent on the banks of Clear Creek at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains. Charlie Buell found himself catering to local miners coming down from the mountains, who needed a hot meal and a place to stay.
The basin nestles between three mountain ranges, the Carter and Owl Creek Mountains to the west and southwest and the Bighorn Mountains to the east.
The term medicine wheel was first applied to a large structure, built solely of rocks, in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming.
On a clear day like today, you can see the white tops of the Bighorn Mountains from the backyard.
Most of the transplants went to establish a new herd in the Bighorn Mountains of north-central Wyoming, where the animals that had given the mountains their name had not been seen for 80 years.
At the time of Sitting Bull's birth in 1831, the Hunkpapa Sioux hunted the northern high plains between the Missouri River and the Bighorn Mountains. War with enemy tribes preoccupied the Hunkpapas, however, and the young Sitting Bull quickly acquired the skills of the warrior, counting his first coup at age fourteen.
At the November meeting, the two described their examination of thousands of specimens from a fossil site known as Natural Trap Cave, near northern Wyoming's Bighorn mountains. The cave is a large pit carved out of the limestone rock by water.
About a week earlier, a late-summer storm had blown snow over Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains, and temperatures dropped to single digits in the high country.
Her mother had grown up on the ranch, in Butch Cassidy country in the Bighorn Mountains. Her grandparents had died by the time Wade was in high school, so the visits stopped.