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Black Hills   /blæk hɪlz/   Listen
Black 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.
Mountains in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming.

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"Black Hills" Quotes from Famous Books

... Quakelizors, Ahlgren suggested that one be installed on the West Coast, one in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and the third on the Atlantic island of San Rosario. This would protect both Latin-American allies and Caribbean defense bases of ...
— Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X • Victor Appleton

... cautioned me to keep away from a dark-looking, broken mountain, looming to the north. "That country is no good," they said; "there is nothing but copper there, even the water is poisoned with it." Those were the black hills where there is now the prosperous town of Jerome and one of the great mines of the earth, the famous United Verde Mine, the property of ...
— Tales of Aztlan • George Hartmann

... must have been a dozen of Birdsall's gang in town that night. There could be only one explanation, for a price was on the head of every man. They had come with "Newhall" and the key straight from some distant lair in the Black Hills of Wyoming, the big-shouldered range that stretches from the Laramie near its junction with the Platte southward to Colorado. They were bent on a sudden rush upon the corral in the dead of night, the forcing ...
— A Wounded Name • Charles King

... set out on horseback, travelling swiftly southwest and along the valley of the Little Missouri toward the Black Hills. Here their course turned sharply west toward the Powder River country, past the southern bounds of the Yellowstone. For three weeks they saw no sign of human existence. Deer and antelope bounded over the parched alkali uplands. Prairie ...
— Pathfinders of the West • A. C. Laut

... the bushes before Kaipi had finished his recital, and I followed him, with the excited Fijian bringing up the rear. Leith was rushing the Professor and his daughters toward the black hills and we ...
— The White Waterfall • James Francis Dwyer

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

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