What are Black Hills?

  • (noun): 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.
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Black Hills

The Black Hills (Pahá Sápa in Lakota, Moʼȯhta-voʼhonáaeva in Cheyenne, awaxaawi shiibisha in Hidatsa) are a small, isolated mountain range rising from the Great Plains of North America in western South Dakota and extending into Wyoming, USA. Harney Peak, which rises to 7,244 feet (2,208 m), is the range's highest summit. The Black Hills encompass the Black Hills National Forest and are home to the tallest peaks of continental North America east of the Rockies. The name "Black Hills" is a translation of the Lakota Pahá Sápa. The hills were so-called because of their dark appearance from a distance, as they were covered in trees.

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... The Black Hills also hosts the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally each August. 2005 saw more than 550,000 bikers visit the Black Hills ... Motorcycle riders are also attracted to the Black Hills simply for the many miles of awe-inspiring scenery ...

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  • (noun): Mountains in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming.

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