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Black Elk Peak : A History (Paperback) (Bradley Saum)

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The history of Black Elk Peak—previously known as Hinhan Kaga and, more recently, as Harney Peak—remained segmented and scattered throughout the shadows of antiquity, until now. The natural landmark’s namesake, Black Elk, experienced his great vision here, solidifying his status as a Sioux holy man. Obstructed by the insurmountable granite, General Custer and his horse nearly summited during the 1874 expedition. On that granite, sculptor Gutzon Borglum made the decision to carve a grand monument into the face of nearby Mount Rushmore. Prior to serving as the first Pine Ridge Reservation Indian agent and then mayor of Rapid City, Valentine McGillycuddy documented his ascent to the peak in 1875, where his ashes would come to rest. Author Bradley Saum chronicles the unique and untold stories that are intrinsically linked to the highest point in the Black Hills.
Number of Pages: 176
Genre: History, Photography, Science
Sub-Genre: Mountains
Series Title: Natural History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Bradley Saum
Language: English
Street Date: May 22, 2017
TCIN: 52224473
UPC: 9781625858702
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-7689
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$14.95
MSRPwas $21.99
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