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Thoughtwave and Wakinyan's home.


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In case anyone is curious as to where Waki and TW live and what it looks like this is the mountain they have made their home.

Just wanted to add a little visualization to it. wink

The name of the mountain is Inyan Kara and is consider the Axis Mundi, a holy mountain to the Lakota.


Inyan Kara Mountain is located in the Black Hills region of northeastern Wyoming. Although the mountain is not the highest peak in the Black Hills its association with the culture of the Plains Indians is significant. It also stood as a landmark to early travelers and explorers in the region. In addition, the mountain is a historic site which, on several occasions, served as a host to dramatic events relative to Indian-White relations prior to Euro-American migration to the area after 1875.

According to one Sioux legend the Black Hills region was the dwelling place of the "Great Spirit" who had set aside the area as a temporary resting place for the spirits of the departed braves so that they would not become blinded by the splendors of the final happy hunting ground upon arriving there. The outlying mountains of Devil's Tower, Inyan Kara and Bear Buttes were also considered sacred places and were often visited, not only by the Sioux, but by many other tribes as well. It is also said that when Indians entered the vicinity of Inyan Kara, they would hang offerings on the rocks and trees to appease the thunder gods who were responsible for the mysterious rumblings heard during the calmest days and nights.

More info can be found in this PDF.

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