Upon Harney Peak, a great Native American vision was received, a famous General nearly took the summit by horseback, Wasicu Waken was laid to rest, an enormous rock monument was contemplated and a stone fire tower capped the peak. Known to the Lakota as Hinhan Kaga Paha, Harney Peak is the highest point in the Black Hills of western South Dakota. At 7,242 feet, Harney Peak is a natural, historical and cultural gem. Often overshadowed and scattered among the pages of history, Harney Peak Revealed captures the morsels and molds a unique perspective of the summit. Through each event the granite peak gradually discloses its character and garners an appreciation of the sacred summit. Upon Harney Peak, a newspaper was once published, a Boy Scout band performed, a post office operated, an airway beacon provided a guiding light for airplanes flying at night and burro rides were offered. The high point claim has drawn people to Harney Peak, and the lure is as varied as each individual seeking to place their feet upon the summit. A single granite peak that has logged a diverse history, casts its shadow upon those who traverse the mountains that rise from the plains. The various snippets expose glimpses of the high point. Collectively, Harney Peak is revealed. The array of events that unfolded upon Harney Peak is as extensive as the panoramic view from the pinnacle. Harney Peak Revealed is a fascinating read that will kindle a new appreciation for the natural, historical and cultural gem in the Black Hills.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9781478316756