Sacrifice Cliff

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Jan B
Billings, MT66 contributions
May 2013 • Friends
Sacrifice Cliff is easily seen from many areas in Billings. The story I've heard is that a smallpox epidemic occurred during early contact of Native Americans with whites. The Natives had absolutely no immunity to the dreadful disease. Brave warriors road their horses off the cliff believing their sacrifice would save their people.
Written May 3, 2013
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shana442
Billings, MT7 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
The sacrifice cliff is an area south of Billings that can be viewed by the road, or hike below the area. The cliffs are named after Native Americans blind folding and riding their horses of the cliff in hopes that their sacrifice would end the small pox epidemic and save their families.
Written October 3, 2016
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TrueTexasTraveler
Amarillo, TX1,041 contributions
Dec 2012 • Solo
This is a beautiful site, with a great view of Billings, the rim rocks, the bluffs overlooking the Yellowstone River, and the mountains in the distance. Now, at the bottom of the cliff, is development. However while standing there you can imagine what it looked like in the past, with no development, when two Native Americans rode their horses over the edge in grief after small pox decimated their community.
Written December 12, 2012
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wearetheones
bronx ny252 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
Couldn't take the hike because the first thing We saw was sights saying be careful as they braking into cars, this went on In every place we went to in billing. Very sad town :(
Written September 2, 2015
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MTTraveling
Billings, MT324 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
This is truly a great area to see, unfortunately you cannot get here anymore. The area has been blocked off and their is no longer any parking. Access can only be had by walking from the nearby Four Dances area.
Written August 13, 2015
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Teresa Lewis Watts
Bozeman, MT934 contributions
Aug 2012
It is beautiful on a clear day---you can see all of Billings, and several mountain ranges in the distance, too. It has an interesting history, too; the name has great significance :)
Written August 26, 2012
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Dick43_11
Billings, MT107 contributions
Beautiful views on a acreage managed by Bureau of Land Management on land donated by Vince and Loiuise Larsen
Written June 2, 2011
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triliumsummer
Mountain City, TN88 contributions
Apr 2021
Great to hike around. I wonder if what they say about the cliff is true? This is free and very peaceful.
Written July 5, 2021
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sja23323
Billings, MT20 contributions
Jan 2018
This is part of the sandstone, that stretches from Canada to Wyoming. This was all the shore of the ocean eighty million years ago.
Written January 22, 2018
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Steve D
Albuquerque, NM111 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
There are several versions on Sacrifice Cliff. In the 1840s, the Crow Tribe was hit by a smallpox epidemic, and the local PR guys will tell you that 600 warriors rode over that cliff -- but here is the problem. First, they do not know exactly which cliff it was, and some Crow will tell you that it was two very sick men who killed themselves on a lame horse. But that country is beautiful and if you drive east on I-90, you get the best view -- if that was where it actually happened. In not, drive up N. Broadway to the airport -- that could have been the placed. We don't know -- the Rimrocks are beautiful.
Written September 23, 2015
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