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NATIVE BRIEF: WASHINGTON - US Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced last Thursday the renaming of Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark in Lovell, Wyoming, which was designated in 1970. The new name is Medicine Wheel/Medicine Mountain National Historic Landmark.
From the Medicine Mountain Summit
Also, the site now includes almost 4,000 additional acres of significant and intact American Indian sacred areas.
Bighorn Medicine Wheel
The expanded 4,080 acres, high in the Bighorn Mountains, includes the summit of Medicine Mountain, the Bighorn Medicine Wheel, an adjoining ridge, and other adjacent lands which constitute traditional spiritual and ceremonial grounds.
Medicine Mountain is still used today by several tribes for ceremonial purposes.
posted July 6, 2011 12:57 am edt
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