"Souix - Paha Sapa - 'hills that are black"" Top 5 Page for this destination South Dakota by Yaqui
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The Black Hills is a mecca of memorials, museums, outdoor activites, restaurants, good old fashion towns, and just so much to mention here:-)
Formed during the Paleocene Epoch, over 60 million years ago. The Black Hills contain eighteen peaks that are over 7,000 feet high. Harney Peak is the highest, and at 7,242 feet above sea level. The Bison symbolize the Black Hills, though there are small numbers of Buffalo in Badlands and Wind Cave National Parks and at Bear Butte, the best place is Custer State Park.
Gold was first discovered in the Black Hills by the Custer Expedition in 1874. Though the first discovery was along French Creek near present-day Custer City, most mining in the region has taken place in the northern Black Hills. Igniting much anger by the "Souix" who considered these their sacred grounds. It wasn't after much bloodshed their sacred lands were taken, but never from their hearts and soul.
We all have our opinions and everyone has a right to an opinion. Many Native Americans feel the Crazy Horse Memorial is desecration of their sacred lands. Like it would be to us if someone destroyed our places of worship. As wonderful I feel this memorial is, there are many who don't. We all have to respect that!
- Pros:Spectacular Mountains!
- Cons:Crowded during summer months, so be prepared.
- In a nutshell:An adventure for all!
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