Standing Rock, a sacred site to the Native people of this region, is called "Inyan Bosndata" in the Santee language.
The rock itself is what geologists call
metamorphic gneiss (pronounced
"nice")—a combination of . . . — — Map (db m177311) HM
The Inyan Bosendata of the Dakota
Indians used this site as a place
for ceremonials and offerings.
In 1839 the explorers Nicollet and
Fremont noted this landmark on the
maps of that date. The state geographic board has designated this
place . . . — — Map (db m175432) HM