black hill

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Black Hills definition


Mountains in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming.

Note: Sacred to the Sioux. The opening of the Black Hills to settlement by whites in 1874 led to the Battle of Little Bighorn.
Note: Location of Mount Rushmore.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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