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Rosebud woman in charge of Devils Tower monument

A member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe has been named superintendent of Devils Tower National Monument by the National Park Service.

Dorothy FireCloud, 50, said she hopes to "build some bridges" at the monument, also known as Bear Lodge to tribal member who go there and hold ceremonies. "She understands the importance of balancing the interest of all Americans who use America's public lands," said Mike Snyder, director of the National Park Service's Intermountain Region.

FireCloud most previously served as team leader of the U.S. Forest Service's national implementation team on tribal relations and as a regional tribal relations program manager for the Forest Service's Southwest Region. She has held other positions at the Forest Service.

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Devils Tower gets new supervisor (The Casper Star-Tribune 5/24)

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