There are too many sacred places across Turtle Island to count. In this series we will take a look at some beautiful sacred place imagery. Here are five images of sacred places you have to see to believe.
David Lane/U.S. Department of the Interior
This image from December 17, 2014, was captured by David Lane, an astrophotographer who loves to take photos of the Milky Way, among other sky phenomena. Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is sacred to American Indians, and has been perhaps since the times of the PaleoIndians, more than 12,000 years ago.
Bears Ears Buttes, the geological formation that gives the site in Utah its name. Bears Ears Buttes is a 1.9 million-acre area that 24 tribes are working to protect, in collaboration with rock climbers, members of the U.S. Forest Service and conservationists, among others.
Courtesy National Park Service/Ted Roberts
Less than two weeks after taking office, William Howard Taft established Navajo National Monument, a collection of cliff dwellings and pueblo ruins on the Navajo Nation in Arizona. Betatakin Canyon in the Navajo National Monument is seen here in winter 2008.
Medicine Lake in California is sacred to many tribes, the Pit River Tribe of Northern California among them.
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