Black Hills

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Black Hills

A group of rugged mountains of southwest South Dakota and northeast Wyoming rising to 2,207 m (7,242 ft) at Harney Peak. The Black Hills are a major recreational area.

Black Hills

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(Placename) a group of mountains in W South Dakota and NE Wyoming: famous for the gigantic sculptures of US presidents on the side of Mount Rushmore. Highest peak: Harney Peak, 2207 m (7242 ft)

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a group of mountains in W South Dakota and NE Wyoming. Highest peak, Harney Peak, 7242 ft. (2205 m).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Black Hills - mountains in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern WyomingBlack Hills - 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
Coyote State, Mount Rushmore State, SD, South Dakota - a state in north central United States
Equality State, WY, Wyoming - a state in the western United States; mountainous in the west and north with the Great Plains in the east
Mount Rushmore, Mt. Rushmore, Rushmore - a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota; the likenesses of Washington and Jefferson and Lincoln and Roosevelt are carved on it
2.Black Hills - mountains in western South Dakota and northeastern WyomingBlack Hills - mountains in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming
Coyote State, Mount Rushmore State, SD, South Dakota - a state in north central United States
Equality State, WY, Wyoming - a state in the western United States; mountainous in the west and north with the Great Plains in the east
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An editorial in Indian Country Today compared Costner's "gold rush" with the invasions of the Paha Sapa ("hills that are black") during the 1870s by General George Armstrong Custer, who violated treaties and triggered a rush in the hills for what Lakota holy man Black Elk called "the yellow metal that drives white men crazy.
Yet it was when he took a break from touring and moved to a remote part of Montana that he found himself raising a wolf, Paha Sapa, a pet that became his best friend until it died several years later.
The story begins with one of the greatest robberies of all time: the theft of the Paha Sapa (the Black Hills of South Dakota).