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Custer Expedition

Native Americans and officials

The History of the Hills

A Brief History of the Black Hills from 1800 The following is by no means a comprehensive story of the Black Hills, nor is it meant to be. It is meant only to ...
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Sightseeing in the Black Hills

The granite spires of the Needles formation, standing a mile above sea level, are the result of millions of years of erosion on the highest elevations east of t...
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Gold Mining in the Black Hills

The Black Hills gold rush and the consequent local mining industry began with the Custer Expedition of 1874. As Custer led his 1000 men through the Hills, two m...