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CHIEF ROLLING MOUNTAIN THUNDER

The story goes ... An Oklahoma Creek Indian named Rolling Mountain Thunder followed the Great Spirit trail as a truck driver, a preacher, a cop, as Frank Van Zant. Thunder (Frank) worked at various jobs and lived in the white man's world, yet he was never really a part of that world. In 1968 the trail took him to Thunder Mountain, Nevada where he sensed immediately the presence of the Spirit. He accepted it as an omen when his car broke down, seemingly refusing to leave the place. He changed his name from Frank Van Zant and stayed. The "place" is on Interstate 80 near Imlay and is now an Indian Monument/Historical Site and a Preservation Project of the State of Nevada.

As the pictures will show there's no doubt this is a most unusual and quite interesting site. It's amazing to see how these structures and sculptures were built. The amount of cement and the indigenous material used is mind bogling.


Thunder and his three children
Thunder and his three children
Chief Thunder
Chief Thunder
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