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The Dakotas

A sacred place to a succession of Plains tribes who fought to hold them, the Black Hills were Lakota territory in 1874 when George Armstrong Custer returned from an expedition there to announce that his men had discovered gold. The rush of fortune seekers that followed led to war on the northern Plains, a war in which the Black Hills this time passed into the hands of Americans.


The Dakotas

Dakotas Map

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Black Hills

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Deadwood

Ft. Buford

Standing Rock Reservation

Upper Missouri River

Wounded Knee


Map of the Black Hills

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