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Black Hills   /blæk hɪlz/   Listen
Black Hills

noun
1.
Mountains in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming; sacred to the Sioux (whites settling in the Black Hills led to the Battle of Little Bighorn); site of Mount Rushmore.
2.
Mountains in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming.






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"Black Hills" Quotes from Famous Books



... northwest corner of township one (1) south, range seven (7) east, Black Hills meridian, South Dakota; thence westerly along the Black Hills base line to the southwest corner of township one (1) north, range six (6) east; thence northerly along the range line between ranges five (5) and six (6) east to ...
— Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents - Volume 8, Section 2 (of 2): Grover Cleveland • Grover Cleveland

... on the 15th of the same month they started for the interior of the continent. Their route lay far north of a line drawn parallel to the Platte Valley, but they entered it after travelling through the Black Hills, somewhere near the headwaters of the river from which the beautiful valley takes its name. After untold hardships and sufferings the party arrived at Astoria on the following February, having travelled a distance of thirty-five hundred miles. They ...
— The Great Salt Lake Trail • Colonel Henry Inman

... four years lived mostly in the saddle. At the age of sixteen, went to high school in Michigan but spent much time in the woods, studying the birds and making a large collection of specimens. Ph.B., University of Michigan, 1895; A.M., 1903. Went to the Black Hills in a gold rush, but returned poor and went to Columbia to study law, 1896-7. He was influenced by Brander Matthews to write. Made his way into literature via book-selling and reviewing. Explored in the Hudson Bay ...
— Contemporary American Literature - Bibliographies and Study Outlines • John Matthews Manly and Edith Rickert



Words linked to "Black Hills" :   WY, mount, Wyoming, mountain, Equality State, range, Coyote State, Mount Rushmore State, SD, range of mountains, chain of mountains, South Dakota, chain, mountain range, Mount Rushmore, mountain chain, Rushmore, Mt. Rushmore



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