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  • n. 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
  • n. mountains in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming

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Examples

  • The woman, who declined to give her name, said she called Black Hills a second time to report the leak, and the crew returned.

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  • Gold [and later, uranium] in the Black Hills was the equivalent of oil in Iraq.

    Tom Hayden: On Avatar

  • The Black Hills are a maturely dissected domal uplift with an exposed core of Precambrian rocks; encircling hogbacks, enclosed hogbacks, and enclosed strike valleys rim the province.

    Black Hills Coniferous Forest Province (Bailey)

  • However, the only Treaty that should be recognized concerning the Black Hills is the Treaty of 1851.

    The Black Hills Are Everything!

  • The Black Hills was their place of birth and therefore a very sacred place.

    Tim Giago: Black Hills on Table Again

  • When I was a boy, I traveled with my uncle to a place called the Black Hills.

    THUNDER BAY

  • The Black Hills were a rugged place for farmers, away from the trade routes, and harsher now than usual.

    The Path of Daggers

  • A few more days would bring us within touch of this distant range, which, as I suppose now, might possibly have been a spur of what then were still called the Black Hills, a name which applied to several ranges far to the west and south of the mountains now so called.

    The Way of a Man

  • While returning from the Powder River campaign I was in the habit of leaving my troops, and, with a few men, examining all the approaches and passes from Fort Fetterman south, over the secondary range of mountains known as the Black Hills, the most difficult to overcome with proper grades of all the ranges, on account of its short slopes and great height.

    The Great Salt Lake Trail

  • In the course of a day or two more, the travellers entered that wild and broken tract of the Crow country called the Black Hills, and here their journey became toilsome in the extreme.

    The Adventures of Captain Bonneville

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