May 23, 2009
Thunder Butte Earns a Place in Wikipedia
Thunder Butte has earned it's own entry in Wikipedia! You can see the article here.
For those unfamiliar, Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia whose content is provided and edited by users on the internet. I ran across the article a couple of months ago, and it is really quite quite good.
You can find a brief discussion of the geology of the butte and its surrounding environs, a bit of information about the significance of the butte to the local Lakota people, and even references to the butte in literature – which primarily involves published tales of the 1823 saga of Hugh Glass.
All in all, it's a nice little article. The author was even nice enough to cite this blog as a source for some of the information, which is gratifying. Note that anyone can edit an article in Wikipedia – including you! If you know of any significant details about Thunder Butte and its history, cultural significance, and geology, Wikipedia allows you to edit the article. In fact, you are encouraged to do so!