Wyoming’s Great Arrow


West of Meeteetse in the Greybull River Valley lies a magnificent arrow made of meticulously laid rocks. It is fifty-eight feet long and about five feet wide. Much like the Medicine Wheel that it points to, the arrow is of unknown origin. 

The Medicine Wheel, in the Big Horn Mountains, 100 miles away is built in a similar form of piled rock. Although only speculation, it is believed to have been built to show the way for ancient tribes to the Medicine Wheel.  The great arrow is not the only such arrow in the Big Horn’s but it is by far the largest and most impressive.
The Great Arrow
 Early Indians of Wyoming left an impressive amount of their history and culture behind. From arrow and spearheads to tepee rings, medicine wheels and pointing arrows there is still much to be discovered as to the what and why. Fun to speculate.
Medicine Wheel of the Big Horns

It has been too long since I posted Wyoming Trivia. Here today, are three questions dealing with some of the first Indians who inhabited the state. 

Answers under the photo

1.     What tribe was known as the Snakes?
2.     Who was the Sioux war chief that led the Fetterman Massacre
3.     What incredible Wyoming landmark was called “Tso-as,” by the early Kiowa of Wyoming




-Answers to Today’s Trivia-
1.     Shoshones – Because their name in sign looked like someone portraying a snake moving through the grass
2.     Red Cloud

3.     Devil’s Tower – “Tso-as,” meant Tree Rock in Kiowa
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