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Black Hills

plural noun
a group of mountains in W South Dakota and NE Wyoming. Highest peak, Harney Peak, 7242 feet (2205 meters). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He went away for a long time, and we heard he was in the Black Hills.

    Whispering Smith Frank H. Spearman
  • They are all gone, and the war dances are on in every valley from the Black Hills to the Powder.

    Warrior Gap Charles King
  • But lust for gold all conscience kills in man, "Gold in the Black Hills, gold!"

    Custer, and Other Poems. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • Well, at last he came to the Black Hills, and there he lived with other rough men.

    Mr. Kris Kringle S. Weir Mitchell
  • Barb, after he deserted Kate's mother, went out into the Black Hills.

    Laramie Holds the Range

    Frank H. Spearman
  • Well, then,” continued Robin, “the five of us will start for the Black Hills.

    Silver Lake R.M. Ballantyne
  • To the Black Hills with your crowd–that is if I live to get there.

    Wild Bill's Last Trail Ned Buntline
  • This is a small stream, a few miles south of the Black Hills.

    Bill Biddon, Trapper Edward S. Ellis
  • He was the child as saw the putrefied forest in the Black Hills.

  • This was demonstrated while the Black Hills excitement was at its height.

    The Prairie Schooner William Francis Hooker
British Dictionary definitions for Black Hills

Black Hills

plural noun
a group of mountains in W South Dakota and NE Wyoming: famous for the gigantic sculptures of US presidents on the side of Mount Rushmore. Highest peak: Harney Peak, 2207 m (7242 ft)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Black Hills

South Dakota landform, translating Lakhota pahá-sapa; supposedly so called because their densely forested flanks look dark from a distance.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Black Hills in Culture

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 New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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