teepee butte

A butte is an isolated eminence with steep slopes to its sides, common to the plains and high plains—a mountainous upheaval in the midst of rolling or flat land. The teepee butte is a variation identified by its shape: that of a teepee or cone. Some teepee buttes are the residual mass of an actual volcano tip isolated by erosion, as East Butte in Shoshone County, Idaho.

Larry Woiwode